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8 August 2017

Cameroon: Ongoing judicial harassment of defenders opposing alleged land-grab; Baba Ahmadou Group did not respond

Author: International Federation for Human Rights (France)

"Cameroon: Release on bail and ongoing judicial harassment of members of the Esu Youths Development Association (EYDA)", 11 May 2017...

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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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13 April 2017

Bangladesh: Asbestos roofs used in houses - tea workers at cancer risk

Author: Mintu Deshwara, Daily Star

Asbestos roofs widely used on the houses of the tea garden workers in greater Sylhet region pose high risks of cancer, said health experts and environmentalists...the tea workers in Sylhet region have been using asbestos for long as it was distributed...

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22 March 2017

Recent & future trends in access to remedy for corporate abuse – new briefing by Clifford Chance & Global Business Initiative

Author: Clifford Chance & Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

"Access to Remedy: The Next Frontier?", 16 March 2017...

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15 March 2017

Clean water finally flows to transform lives of tea pickers in Bangladesh

Author: Philip Cherwell, Guardian [UK]

Poor sanitation meant Surma valley workers and their families were often sick, but a hygiene project has brought them a healthy water supply and safe toilets Bina Patru is unsure of her age. She thinks she is in her mid-40s, but knows that she has...

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25 January 2017

Kenya: Unilever partnership to help small-scale tea farmers increase yields & diversify economic activities

Author: Agatha Ngotho, The Star (Nairobi)

"Tea farmers benefit from Sh140 million three-year project"...

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22 January 2017

India: Trapped in dying tea gardens, workers lose children to traffickers

Author: Anuradha Nagaraj, Reuters [UK]

Tea gardens began shutting in 2002 and within five years, most had fully closed because management said they were unviable to run or struggled with big loans...Sabita, 16, is among the growing number of adolescent girls coerced to leave the tea...

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1 December 2016

Human Rights Grievance-Handling Systems in the Indian Tea Sector

Author: Kate Macdonald, University of Melbourne & Samantha Balaton-Chrimes, Deakin University

November 2016...

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29 November 2016

Non-judicial grievance mechanisms: 19 reports highlight case studies, analyse redress mechanisms, provide recommendations to co.s & govts.

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23 November 2016

Kenya: Locals seek participation in deciding whether to renew leases for multinational agribusinesses

Author: Wilfred Ayaga, Standard Digital (Kenya)

“MPs want Kenyans to benefit from lands whose leases have expired”...

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