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19 June 2019

Business model of agricultural traders in Switzerland raises human rights concerns, according to NGO report urging tougher rules

In June 2019, the Swiss NGO Public Eye published a report titled "Agricultural Commodity Traders in Switzerland: Benefitting from Misery?" looking at Switzerland’s role as a global hub of agricultural commodities. According to the report, the...

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17 June 2019

Ethiopia: Oakland Institute report says state projects have left thousands in danger of conflict & starvation; includes govt. official's response

A recent Oakland Institute report claims that Gibe III dam and irrigated sugar plantations are “wreaking havoc” in southern Ethiopia and threaten to wipe out tens of thousands of indigenous peoples. It continues that the government has yet to address...

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16 June 2019

Cambodia: EU delegations visit Cambodia to assess the human rights and labour rights situation and urge Cambodia to show real and credible improvements

Author: European Commission

"EU sends monitoring mission to Cambodia to assess the human rights and labour rights situation", 11 June 2019...

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16 June 2019

Cambodia: Preah Vihear provincial court charges villagers and NGOs staffers over land disputes with a Chinese company

Author: Kimmarita Long, The Phnom Penh Post

"Court charges villagers over land dispute with Chinese firm", 14 June 2019...

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12 June 2019

Cambodia: A Thai civil court hears an inquiry trial of a class action lawsuit filed by Cambodian villagers who have involved in land conflicts with a Thai company

Author: Rina Chandran, Reuters

"Cambodian farmers battle in landmark lawsuit against Thai sugar firm", 12 June 2019...

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12 June 2019

Report finds only two OECD Natl. Contact Point cases brought by NGOs resulted in remedy in 2018

Author: OECD Watch

"The State of Remedy under the OECD Guidelines: Understanding NCP cases concluded in 2018 through the lens of remedy", 12 Jun 2019...

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4 June 2019
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Author: Tiempo Argentino

Apelan la falta de mérito a empresarios acusados por delitos de lesa humanidad” 22 de mayo de 2019...

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27 May 2019

Kenya: Kibos Sugar Factory allegedly discharging effluent into local river compromising locals' access to clean water; company denies allegations

Author: Faith Matete, The Star (Kenya)

"River Kibos under threat from factory waste"...

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7 May 2019
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Author: Debate (México)

“Pueblos indígenas luchan por evitar extracción de recursos”, 4 de mayo de 2019...

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8 April 2019

Cambodia: About 700 community's members protest to demand a solution to their long-standing land disputes with sugar companies in Kampong Speu

Author: Sochan Ry, The Phnom Penh Post

"Kampong Speu sugar company villagers protest at Land Management Ministry", 5 April 2019...

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