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12 January 2018

Colombia: US Congressional Black Caucus asks Colombian govt. to increase protection of human rights defenders, incl. ethnic groups defending land rights

Author: Washington Office on Latin America

U.S. Lawmakers Ask Colombian Government to Increase Protection of Human Rights Defenders – 11 January 2018...

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2 January 2018
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2 January 2018
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Author: Dietmar Neuerer, Handelsblatt

Soziale Netzwerke wie Facebook und Twitter sind wichtige Hilfsmittel zur Wählermobilisierung... Für die AfD spielten die sozialen Medien von Anfang an eine große Rolle – quasi als kostenlose Werbeflächen für ihre politischen Botschaften....

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29 December 2017

Commentary on Facebook's legal responsibility to avoid enabling human rights abuses via its platform; incl. co comments

Author: Ingrid Burrington, The Atlantic

"Could Facebook be tried for human-rights abuses?", 20 Dec 2017...

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21 December 2017

Canada: Supreme Court broadens scope of workplace discrimination cases beyond employer-employee relationships

Author: Matthew Claxton, Langley Advance (Canada)

"Supreme Court of Canada rules in human-rights case involving Langley firm" 15 Dec 2017...

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30 November 2017
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Author: Instituto Socioambiental/ISA (Brazil)

"Belo Monte completa dois anos de operação com licença ambiental suspensa-Acionistas da Norte Energia cogitam vender a hidrelétrica mesmo com passivos socioambientais", 24 de novembro de 2017...

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27 November 2017

Australia: Canstruct to contract with govt. to provide services to offshore detention centre on Nauru

Canstruct, an Australian civil engineering company, will reportedly contract with the Australian government to provide services at offshore detention facilities in Nauru. Media reports highlight the concerns raised by human rights groups that...

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26 November 2017
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Author: Centro de Noticias de las Naciones Unidas

“Guatemala, un país con dos realidades, denuncia Alto Comisionado de derechos humanos “, 21 de Noviembre de 2017...

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20 November 2017

Commentary: Effective grievance mechanisms strengthen companies' social license to operate & reduce risks

Author: Lukasz Czerwinski, Landesa, Business and Human Rights Journal

"A Jedi Approach for Companies to Manage Grievances and Land-Related Risk", 17 Nov 2017...

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17 November 2017
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