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26 March 2019

Australia: Leaked video reveals alleged excessive force by guards in detention centres; operator Serco says recordings are unverified

Author: Helen Davidson, The Guardian

"Secret recordings allege excessive force by guards in Australia's detention centres", 24 March 2019...

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  • Related companies: Serco
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27 February 2019

Papua New Guinea: Manus Island Paladin staff walk off the job due to underpayment leaving refugee detention facility unmanned

Author: Benjamin Robinson-Drawbridge, Radio New Zealand

"Manus Island Paladin staff walk off the job", 27 February 2019...

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19 February 2019

Australia: Questions abound over little-known security firm, Paladin's, bid for Manus Island detention centre contract

Author: Richard Baker, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Small security firm given less than a week to bid for huge Manus Island contract", 17 February 2019 The Home Affairs department gave little-known security contractor Paladin Group just six days to submit a bid for the initial $90 million contract to ...

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14 January 2019

USA: Investors file resolutions with companies at risk for human rights violations due to govt. contracts related to immigration

In December 2018, investor members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility launched a corporate campaign focused on a group of six companies across the private prison, e-commerce, banking and defense sectors, deemed at risk for human...

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13 January 2019

USA: 2018 report on state of human rights details violations of labour rights, access to water & free, prior & informed consent

Author: US Human Rights Network

In the United States this year...we have seen undeniable, egregious, and unapologetic violations of human rights... Illegal and immoral attempts to encroach on American Indian lands, territories, and the resources of Indigenous Peoples have always been...

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Article
26 November 2018

USA: CoreCivic & Geo Group face lawsuit over using detainee labour at New Mexico immigration detention facility

Author: Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian

"Private prison companies served with lawsuits over using detainee labor", 25 Nov 2018...

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8 November 2018

USA: California State Teachers’ Retirement System divests from for-profit prison companies GEO Group & Core Civic

In November 2018, the Teachers’ Retirement Board of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System voted to divest from CoreCivic and GEO Group, two U.S. publicly-held companies that operate private prisons. CoreCivic and GEO Group had been accused...

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Story
18 September 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: Parent company liability for extraterritorial abuse

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Story
20 August 2018

UK: Birmingham prison taken over from G4S by Govt. following reports of "appalling" squalor & violence; co. welcomes move

On 20 August 2018, the UK Government announced it would be taking over Birmingham Prison from the private firm G4S, after an inspection uncovered “appalling” conditions, squalor and violence. The Ministry of Justice has assumed control of the...

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Company response
3 July 2018

CoreCivic response re allegation that it is profiting from the detention of immigrant and asylum-seeking families and separation of families

Author: CoreCivic

There is a considerable amount of misinformation around these issues. See the attached fact sheet that addresses our company's limited role in immigration, for your organization's benefit and that of your readers.

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