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20 February 2019
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O defensor de direitos humanos cacique Rosivaldo Ferreira da Silva, conhecido como Cacique Babau, liderança do povo Tupinambá na Bahia, denunciou em 8 de fevereiro ao Ministério Público Federal que ele e sua família são alvos de um plano para assassin...

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19 February 2019

Are Amazon, Walmart, and eBay’s online 'marketplaces' providing a refuge for goods made with forced labor?

Author: Charlotte Tate & Eric Gottwald, International Labor Rights Forum

...[W]hile browsing online, we were surprised to find that we could buy cotton hand towels advertised as “made in Turkmenistan” on the websites of Amazon, Walmart, and eBay. In May 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) took the extraordinary...

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19 February 2019

Uzbekistan: Activists say Ammofos-Maxam & Maxam-Chirchiq implicated in deaths related to forced labour in cotton sector

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Ammofos-Maxam & Maxam-Chirchiq to respond to allegations that the companies are implicated in tragic deaths related to forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton sector. The companies did not respond. ...

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18 February 2019

Amazon, eBay & Walmart allegedly sell goods made with Turkmen cotton produced with forced labor

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17 February 2019
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Author: Pasos de Animal Grande (Honduras)

“Honduras. Concesión minera otorgada por el gobierno agudiza la crisis en el Bajo Aguán”, 13 de febrero de 2019...

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13 February 2019

ClientEarth creates online hub for forest defenders with legal information regarding forestry sector

Author: Marianne Brooker, Ecologist (UK)

"Legal hub for forest defenders",  07 Feb 2019...

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13 February 2019

Thailand: 89 groups urge gov't to oppose new cases filed by Thammakaset against human rights defenders

Author: 89 International and National Organisations

"Open Letter re New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders," 14 February 2019...

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12 February 2019

Canada: Standing Committee report on resource extraction in Latin America recommends Govt. focus development initiatives on root causes of human rights abuses

Author: Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, House of Commons

"Race to the top: Improving Canada's extractive sector corporate social responsibility strategy to safeguard human rights in Latin America," 31 Jan 2019...

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11 February 2019

German Development Ministry drafts law on mandatory human rights due diligence for German companies

As reported by German newspaper TAZ (“Die Tageszeitung”) on 10 February 2019, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has drafted an as of yet unpublished law on mandatory human rights due diligence for German compan...

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11 February 2019

Report condemns lobbying by electronics industry to create loophole in intl. law allowing European countries to export toxic electronic waste

Author: Sandra Laville, The Guardian

"UK worst offender in Europe for electronic waste exports – report", 7 Feb 2019...

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