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Russia: Construction workers face exploitation & labour abuses on World Cup 2018 stadiums; says HRW report
Author: Anna Dannreuther for RightsInfo (UK)
...KCTMO is a private company registered in England and Wales. The building’s architects, renovators, and contractors, are also all “business enterprises” for the purposes of the UNGPs, and they therefore must respect each and every one of the rights...
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...
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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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....
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...
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...
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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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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