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15 January 2019

Thailand: Supreme Court orders compensation for 14 migrant workers accusing Thammakaset farm of labour exploitation

On 15 January 2019, Thailand’s Supreme Court ordered compensation be paid to 14 migrant workers from Myanmar exploited by Thammakaset farm, a subsidiary of the Betagro group. Experts said that this decison is a landmark legal case for migrant workers.

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14 January 2019
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Author: Jean-Pierre Montana, L'Express

« Louis Jacquot: cofondateur des "Cuistots Migrateurs" », 11 janvier 2019...

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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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10 January 2019

Israel: Migrant construction workers are three times more likely to die in workplace accidents than locals

Author: Lee Yaron, Haaretz

"Migrant Construction Workers in Israel Three Times More Likely to Die in On-site Accidents Than Locals", 9 January 2019...

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9 January 2019

New Zealand: Wine company fined for failing to pay minimum wage & exploiting migrant workers

Author: Anuja Nadkarni, Stuff

"Marlborough wine contractor to pay over $140,000 for exploiting migrant workers, failing to pay minimum wage", 9 January 2019...

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9 January 2019

USA: Immigrants disproportionately subjected to surveillance, raising concerns regarding privacy & discrimination

Author: Sophie Haigney, Pacific Standard

"Not all surveillance is created equal," 7 Jan 2019...

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8 January 2019
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Author: João Fellet, BBC News Brasil (Brazil)

 “Em telegrama emitido nesta terça-feira, o Ministério das Relações Exteriores pediu a diplomatas brasileiros que comuniquem à ONU que o Brasil saiu do Pacto Global para a Migração, ao qual o país tinha aderido em dezembro, no fim do governo Michel...

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7 January 2019

India: One of the world’s most dangerous countries to be a coal miner, with one miner dying every six days

Author: Roli Srivastava, Thomas Reuters, India

"India disaster exposes lack of enforcement against deadly illegal mines", 4 January 2019...

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7 January 2019

Commentary: Migrant labour abuse makes Dubai a questionable tourist destination

Author: Harrison Jacobs, Business Insider

"Dubai's glittering, futuristic metropolis came at the cost of hundreds of thousands of workers, and recommending it as a tourist destination feels wrong", 15 December 2018...

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