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9 May 2017

Jordan: Govt., EU & ILO launch EU-Jordan Compact pilot project to facilitate trade & create jobs for both Syrian refugees & Jordanians

Author: Laila Azzeh, Jordan Times

"Pilot project to reduce unemployment launched"...

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30 April 2017

Philippines: Sein Together garment factory union alleges violation of right to organise; Tesco, one of reported buyers, responds

Partido Manggagawa alleges in this report that Sein Together International violated its workers' right to organise through acts of harassment and management interference. The factory reportedly company supplies garments to Tesco....

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10 April 2017

Commentary: Why jobs in special economic zones won't solve the problems facing the world's refugees

Author: Heaven Crawley, The Conversation (UK)

...two Oxford professors, Alexander Betts and Paul Collier, are calling on politicians to harness "the remarkable opportunities of globalisation" to reorient the refugee system away from humanitarian assistance and towards development...One of the ...

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8 March 2017

El Salvador: NGO denounces labour abuses of female workers by apparel brands producing in special economic zones

Author: Iñaki Makazaga, El País (Spain)

 “There’s exploitation behind every piece of clothing made in El Salvador”, 7 Mar 17...

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7 March 2017

Thailand: Natl. Human Rights Commissioner examines Thai companies’ cross-border operations in Myanmar for human rights abuses

Author: Su Phyo Win, Myanmar Times

“NHRC looks into cross-border rights violations”, 6 Mar 2017...

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28 February 2017

Myanmar should halt development of special economic zones until intl. human rights laws & standards are met, says Intl. Commission of Jurists in new report

Author: International Commission of Jurists

“Myanmar: amend Special Economic Zones Law to protect human rights – new ICJ report”, 27 Feb 2017...

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27 February 2017

Jordan: Garment factory shut down after allegations of abuse against migrant workers

Author: Laila Azzeh, Jordan Times

Minister orders factory closure after alleged abuse of guest workers, 25 February 2017...

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12 February 2017

Jordan: NGO reports poor working conditions and degrading treatment for migrant workers in garment factory in Al Hassan Industrial Zone

Author: Tamkeen Center (Jordan)

Workers in a clothing factory at Al Hassan Industrial Zone, 12 February 2017...

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9 January 2017

Sri Lanka: Major protests against new Chinese port and special economic zone

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8 January 2017

Violent Protests Against Chinese 'Colony' In Sri Lanka Rage On

Author: Forbes

...Earlier today, as the ceremonial first brick of what has now been dubbed the Southern Industrial Zone was laid in Hambantota, the place erupted in violet protests which left more than ten people hospitalized and many others incarcerated......

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