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Author: Jack Poulson, The Intercept
"I quit Google over its censored Chinese search engine. The company needs to clarify its position on human rights." 1 Dec 2018...
Author: Denise Auclair, Senior Advisor, CIDSE
China: Whistleblower sentenced to prison after reporting industrial pollution by three companies, despite authorities confirming his accusations were true
Author: Qian Jinghua, Sixth Tone (China)
"Environmental Whistleblower Gets Prison Sentence", 12 Jul 2018...
Romania: Price pressure following Brexit threatens to worsen working conditions in garment industry, report finds
Author: Laura Stefanut, BalkanInsight
"Brexit Blues for Romania’s Embattled Garment Industry", 2 July 2018...
Paper examines governance framework of mineral supply chains addressing human rights; incl. recommendations for EU on responsible sourcing
"Governance of Mineral Supply Chains of Electronic Devices", June 2018...
- Related in-depth areas: Technology and Human Rights
Hong Kong: Imperial Pacific sues Bloomberg & its reporters over articles critical of its Saipan casino-resort construction & operations
"Imperial Pacific sues Bloomberg, 2 reporters", 11 June 2018...
OPT: Mixed response from multinationals in Israeli solar sector accused of contributing to Palestinian displacement
In May 2018, Who Profits published a report that examines how Israel's solar energy industry contributes to Palestinian displacement. The report claims that Israeli solar projects in the Negev desert and Area C of the occupied West Bank descriminate...
Guatemala: Amnesty International calls for urgent action after seven indigenous land defenders killed within a month
Author: Amnesty International
“Guatemala: Seven human rights defenders killed in four weeks”, 11 of June 2018...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on human rights defenders
Speaking up against the license to kill: The role of business when human rights leverage on governments is limited
Author: Christian Schliemann & Carolijn Terwindt, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
Not only governments, but also business actors can step in and call upon Philippines' President Duterte to end the extra-judicial killings. Too often companies fail to speak up about killings, abductions, and trumped-up charges, even though they profit when opponents of their projects are silenced.
Author: Oxfam, Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, Publiez Ce Que Vous Payez, Tournons La Page, FIDH/OMCT et d'autres
Two months after 26 civil society activists were arrested in peaceful demonstrations against a new finance law in the capital, Niamey, Oxfam and Amnesty International are joining with eight other NGOs to call on the authorities in Niger to ease the...