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23 November 2016

Kenya: Locals seek participation in deciding whether to renew leases for multinational agribusinesses

Author: Wilfred Ayaga, Standard Digital (Kenya)

“MPs want Kenyans to benefit from lands whose leases have expired”...

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26 May 2016

US judge orders six farms and labour contractor Global Horizons to pay Thai workers $12.3 mill for hostile work conditions and discrimination

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19 October 2015

7 food & beverage companies commit to publicly disclosing risks related to access to water, following investor pressure

"On World Food Day, Seven Food & Beverage Giants Commit to Publicly Disclose Global Water Risks", 16 October 2015...

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8 May 2015

Ceres ranks food companies on managing water risk

Ceres' Feeding Ourselves Thirsty report evaluates 37 food companies on their water use, stewardship and policies, including the right to access to water. The report provides recommendations for how investment analysts can more effectively evaluate...

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4 September 2014

Federal judge OKs $2.4M settlement between Hawaii farms and Thai workers

Author: Pacific Business News (USA)

A federal judge in Honolulu on Thursday approved settlements totaling $2.4 million between the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and four Hawaii farms in a discrimination lawsuit that alleged the farms exploited some 500 Thai farm workers.....

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3 June 2014

4 Hawaii farms settle Thai workers suit for $2.4M [USA]

Author: Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press

Four Hawaii farms are settling a discrimination lawsuit for a total of $2.4 million over allegations that they exploited hundreds of Thai workers…The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit in 2011 against California-based...

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19 November 2013

Del Monte Fresh Produce agrees to compensate Thai workers - commission

Author: Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters

Del Monte Fresh Produce has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a federal lawsuit contending Thai workers in Hawaii were stripped of their passports, denied pay and given substandard living quarters…Proceeds from the settlement will be split among...

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9 September 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Latin America & the Caribbean – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Latin America & the Caribbean over the past two years. The briefing refers to most countries in Latin America....

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9 September 2013
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos

Este informe destaca los reportes de un variado rango de fuentes sobre los impactos (negativos y positivos) de las empresas sobre los derechos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe, en los dos últimos años. El informe hace referencia a la mayoría de...

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24 April 2012

Global Horizons lawsuits (re forced labour)

On 1 September 2010, a US federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted four employees of Global Horizons Manpower (Global Horizons), a US-based labour recruiting company, and two Thailand-based recruiters on charges of forced labour.  The US Justice...

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