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13 December 2019

Cambodia: Government investigates allegations of illegal logging after reports from community, EU & USAID

Prey Lang Community Network’s report suggests that Think BioTech Co Ltd and Angkor Plywood Company involved in suspected illegal logging in Prey Lang Forest. Environment Minister Say Sam Al has submitted a letter to the Minister of Agriculture,...

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13 December 2019

Cambodia: Govt. submit written response to EU's concerns about human rights & labour rights after EBA's related reports

Author: Chan Thol Prak, Reuters

"Cambodia says responds to EU over human rights concern", 12 December 2019...

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13 December 2019

EU Commission presents European Green Deal, setting path for 'just and socially fair' transition

On 11 December, the European Commission presented The European Green Deal, a package of measures and actions for achieving the political ambition of "being the world's first climate neutral continent by 2050" and ensuring a sustainable transition that...

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9 December 2019
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La organización ASTAC, de trabajadores bananeros se ratifica en su denuncia de abusos laborales por parte de empresarios del sector y pide respuesta a las autoridades del gobierno por estos hechos, en réplica a la respuesta de los empresarios...

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9 December 2019

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights paper looks at examples of business-related human rights abuse and factors facilitating access to remedy

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9 December 2019

Jordan: The four internet service providers allegedly violating customers' privacy

Author: Impact International

“New study: Jordanian ISPs violate customers’ privacy”, 10 November 2019...

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5 December 2019

Vietnam: CSOs urge European Parliament not to ratify EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement until Vietnam fulfils its commitments to human rights

Author: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights & Que Me

"Civil society calls on European Parliament not to ratify EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement without firm guarantees on human rights", 4 Dec 2019...

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5 December 2019

EU Fundamental Rights Agency looks at human rights implications of using facial recognition technology in law enforcement

Facial recognition technology (FRT) makes it possible to compare digital facial images to determine whether they are of the same person. Increasingly, private companies and public authorities are already using this technology, and several EU Member...

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4 December 2019

World's major chocolate companies call for EU-wide human rights and environmental due diligence regulation

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2 December 2019

Cocoa companies call for EU-wide human rights and environmental due diligence requirements

Author: Barry Callebaut AG, Mars Wrigley and Mondelēz International, The VOICE Network, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade

We, a group of companies (Barry Callebaut AG, Mars Wrigley and Mondelēz International), The VOICE Network, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade, call on the European Union, by far the largest importer and consumer of cocoa in the world, to strengthen...

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