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21 September 2017
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Author: حبر - دلال سلامة

ليس التعديل الأخير على تعليمات حماية الأراضي الزراعية، الذي سمح لمصانع الأسمنت باستعمال التربة الزراعية في صناعة الأسمنت، هو ما سيفتح الباب أمام هذه الممارسة؛ فمنذ سنوات، ووسائل الإعلام تنقل أخبار تعدّي العديد من هذه المصانع على التربة الزراعية،...

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20 September 2017

Governing labour standards along complex global supply chains key challenge in tackling forced labour, research finds

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20 September 2017

Predatory business practices connected to rise in attacks on defenders & threat to global development goals

Author: Inés Pousadela, CIVICUS (South Africa)

"Rising Attacks on Environmental Defenders Threaten Human Rights Goals Globally", 19 Sep 2017...

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20 September 2017

Turkey: Syrian refugee child labour commonplace in garment factories, agriculture & on streets, despite easier access to work permits & formal employment for adults

Author: Laura Pitel, Financial Times

A day on the factory floor with a young Syrian refugee...

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19 September 2017

Estimated 40 million people are victims of modern slavery; women & children most affected, says new report

Research developed jointly by the International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration released during the 2017 United Nations General Assembly, shows that more than 40...

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19 September 2017

EU competition laws fail to take into account the effects Bayer-Monsanto merger could have on environment, public health & food security

Author: David Burrows, EU Observer

Mega-mergers in the food and farming sector have become commonplace, but EU competition laws do little to help commissioners keep check on the impact this could have on the environment, public health, and food security... 12 months ago [...] news...

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19 September 2017
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19 September 2017

Thailand: Supreme Court approves $52,000 compensation for 14 Myanmar workers who reported forced labour conditions at Thammakaset chicken farm

Author: TCIJ (Thailand)

"Supreme Court Approves 1.7 Million Thai Baht (US$52, 000) Compensation Order to 14 Migrant Workers from Myanmar Formerly Subject to Rights Abuses at Thai Export Giant Betagro's 'Thammakaset' Poultry Farm", 15 Sep 2017...

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15 September 2017

Uganda: Stop Child Labour Coalition working to end child labour, primarily in agribusiness & gold mining

Author: HIVOS

"Out of work and into school"...

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14 September 2017

Modern slavery in the Americas: From here to elimination (Mary Robinson Speaker Series, NY, 18 Sept)

The 8th annual event in the Mary Robinson Speaker Series on Business & Human Rights in New York City will be held on 18 September 2017 at the Roosevelt House. The event will shine a spotlight on the reality of workers’ rights in the Americas and...

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