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27 March 2017

The Dark Legacy of China’s Drive for Global Resources

Author: William Laurance, E360

As China pursues a startling array of energy, mining, logging, agricultural, and infrastructure projects on virtually every continent, it is having an unprecedented environmental impact on the planet…China’s most profound environmental impacts revolve...

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3 March 2017

UK: Family of man who died from asbestos-related cancer receive large settlement from previous employers

Author: Leigh Day

"Six-figure settlement for family of former cement factory worker", 3 Mar 2017...

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27 February 2017

International conference anniversary: What's changed for Syrian refugees & their hosts in Jordan, Lebanon & Turkey?

On 4 February 2016, the Governments of the United Kingdom, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Nations (UN) hosted an international conference in support of Syria and the broader region, in London....

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27 February 2017

Jordan: NGO evaluation reveals weaknesses of international assistance programme to improve economic opportunities for refugees & vulnerable Jordanians

Author: International Rescue Committee

"In Search of Work - Creating Jobs for Syrian Refugees: A Case Study of the Jordan Compact", 22 Feb 2017...

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23 February 2017

Jordan: UNHCR compact 1 year on - challenges for access to school & work for Syrian refugees remain

Author: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

"UNHCR consultations with refugees – The Jordan Compact, one year later, Understanding main challenges, analysis of the group discussions", 29 Jan 2017...

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23 February 2017

Mega-Sporting Events and Human Rights—A Time for More Teamwork?

Author: Lucy AMIS, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

Mega-Sporting Events (MSEs) like the Olympics and FIFA World Cup inspire humanity and have the potential to promote human rights, including through job creation and urban regeneration. Yet for over a decade MSEs have been linked to a pattern of human...

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21 February 2017

Turkey: Child labour widespread across agricultural, construction and textile sectors

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20 February 2017

USA: Over 100 workers in construction & service industry fired after joining "Day Without Immigrants" protests

Author: Daniel Politi, Slate (USA)

"Dozens Fired After Joining “Day Without Immigrants” Protests", 19 Feb 2017...

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1 February 2017

UK: Victims of modern slavery describe abuse in TV documentary

Author: Sally Hayden, Reuters (UK)

"British victims of modern slavery recount abuse in TV documentary", 31 Jan 2017...

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3 January 2017

New Zealand: Migrant workers widely exploited in horticulture, hospitality & other sectors, new study finds

(photo credit: University of Auckland)

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