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26 June 2020

Qatar: World Cup organising body announce one death & 1,100 COVID-19 infections among workers

1,100 of the 40,000 workers on World Cup sites have been infected with COVID-19 with one worker dying from the virus. The figures are only the second to be released publicly by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy since the outbreak of the...

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26 June 2020

Spain: UN urges Government and companies to immediately improve conditions for neglected migrant workers

Author: OHCHR

"Spain: Passing the buck on exploited migrant workers must end, says UN expert", 26 de junio de 2020...

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25 June 2020

Bahrain: Unpaid construction workers file labour complaint of unhygienic camp conditions as COVID-19 spreads

Author: GDN Online

"Camp workers in fear after three test positive," 25 Jun 2020...

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25 June 2020
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Author: IHRB

"Respetando Los Derechos Humanos En El Tiempo De La Pandemia Del COVID-19", 17 de abril de 2020...

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25 June 2020

Flatpacked forests: IKEA’s illegal timber problem and the flawed green label behind it

Author: Earthsight

Earthsight’s 18-­month-­long investigation has found that Ikea is selling beech chairs made from wood which was illegally felled in the forests of the Ukrainian Carpathians, home to endangered lynx and bear. Illegal wood has been used to make a number...

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25 June 2020

NGO report alleges IKEA is selling furniture made from wood illegally felled in Ukrainian forests; incl. comments by company & suppliers

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25 June 2020

Ukraine: Environmentalists say illegal logging in Carpathian Mountains contributed to flooding that killed 3 people

Author: Andrew E. Kramer, The New York Times

Floods Afflict Ukraine as It Tries to Control the Coronavirus, 24 June 2020...

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24 June 2020

Eswatini: Competition Commission tightens grip on excessive pricing by business during Covid-19

Author: Sibusiso Dlamini, Swazi Observer

‘Businesses facing up to e0.5m fine for overpricing’ 17 June 2020...

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24 June 2020

So. Africa: Covid-19 may further roll back employees’ rights to protest

Author: Sarah Smit, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

‘Workers’ rights rolled back as Covid-19 strikes’ 23 June 2020...

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24 June 2020

So. Africa: Economic vulnerability caused by Covid-19 may led to more cases of forced labour

Author: Jaynisha Patel & Sarah Child, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

‘Rise in forced labour expected amid the Covid-19 economic crisis’ 20 June 2020...

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