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15 March 2018

Natural Fruit Company lawsuits (re defamation suits against Andy Hall, Thailand)

In February 2013, Natural Fruit Company (“Natural Fruit”) filed the first of several lawsuits against migrant rights activist Andy Hall, alleging criminal and civil defamation, as well as violation of Thailand’s computer crimes laws.  Natural Fruit’s...

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14 September 2017

Modern slavery in the Americas: From here to elimination (Mary Robinson Speaker Series, NY, 18 Sept)

The 8th annual event in the Mary Robinson Speaker Series on Business & Human Rights in New York City will be held on 18 September 2017 at the Roosevelt House. The event will shine a spotlight on the reality of workers’ rights in the Americas and...

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2 August 2017

Africa: Demand for land for large scale agricultural investment & commercial centres compromising livelihoods & fuelling conflict, says columnist

Author: Jeffrey Gettleman, The New York Times

"Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa"...

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21 February 2017

Thailand: Govt. responds to UN experts concerns on labour, freedom of expression & cases of Andy Hall & others

On 16 November 2016, six special procedures of the UN Human Rights Council sent a joint communication to the Thai Government raising human rights concerns around the prosecution and sentencing of researcher and labour rights defender Andy Hall, and a...

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4 November 2016

Thai Supreme Court clears labour rights researcher Andy Hall in one defamation case; conviction in another related case stands

Author: Mike Ives, New York Times

"Thailand Court Clears U.K. Labor Activist of Defaming Fruit Company", 3 Nov 2016...

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16 May 2016

Thailand: Migrant rights defender Andy Hall goes on trial for criminal defamation & computer crimes – most serious of multiple charges brought by Natural Fruit


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25 January 2016

Human rights in Thailand: Andy Hall's legal battle to defend migrant workers

Author: Naomi Larsson, Guardian (UK)

22 Jan 2016...

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15 January 2016

Thai court confiscates passport and imposes travel ban on human rights defender Andy Hall

Author: Protection International

13 Jan 2016...

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18 October 2015

Members of European Parliament support researcher Andy Hall, call on Thailand to stop persecuting human rights defenders

Author: Owen Tudor, TUC UK

“European Parliament latest to slam Thailand for harassing Andy Hall”, 17 Oct 2015...

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18 September 2015

Thailand: Appeal Court upholds dismissal of one of several cases against researcher Andy Hall; case closed

Author: Finnwatch

"CASE CLOSED: Criminal case against Finnwatch researcher Andy Hall dismissed", 18 Sept 2015...

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