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13 December 2017

Tanzania: Locals to be evicted to pave way for economic zone demand fair compensation

Author: Patty Mugubira, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Evictions loom to pave way for economic zone"...

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Article
13 November 2017

Kenya: African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights says govt.'s failure to regulate Bridge International Academies may compromise right to education

Author: The East African Centre for Human Rights (Kenya) & others

"African Commission raises concern about lack of regulation of Bridge International Academies"...

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Article
22 August 2017

Malaysia: Young Bangladeshis trafficked through private colleges & tricked into forced labour

Author: The Straits Times (Singapore)

"Young Bangladeshis Tricked into Forced Labour in Malaysia," 15 Aug 2017...

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Story
14 August 2017

UK: SOAS University will stop outsourcing core support services - workers to have same rights as existing employees

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Article
9 August 2017

USA: Parents of transgender student sue private school over alleged gender identity discrimination; incl. company comments

Author: Elizabeth Lowman, Jurist (USA)

“Family of transgender child brings discrimination case against private school”, 4 Aug 2017...

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Story
31 July 2017

American University of Cairo cleaning staff protest nonrenewal of contracts

The American University of Cairo (AUC) will not renew contracts for 170 housekeeping and grounds cleaning staff members. Citing efficient resource management, AUC has decided to outsource campus cleaning services to two Egyptian companies. AUC’s...

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31 July 2017

American University of Cairo Response

Author: Rehab Saad, American University of Cairo (Egypt)

As the August 31, 2017 expiration date approached for the current contracts of some 200 direct-hire cleaners at AUC, after considerable exploration of alternatives, the University has contracted with two reputable Egyptian companies to provide...

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Article
24 July 2017

Kenya: St. Augustine Preparatory School head to face murder charge after school bus crushes pupil to death

Author: Galgalo Bocha, Daily Nation (Kenya)

 "DPP Tobiko orders arrest of St Augustine headmistress"...

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Article
7 July 2017

Uganda: Brief on state's human rights obligations in the context of business activities

Author: Initiative for Social & Economic Rights (Uganda)

"Economic and Social Rights Advocacy Brief: The State Obligation to Respect, Protect and Fulfil Economic Social and Cultural Rights in the Context of Business Activities"...

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Article
27 March 2017

Commentary: "I visited a Syrian refugee camp, & here’s what business leaders should know"

Author: John Fallon, CEO of Pearson, in Fortune (USA)

...While government leaders work towards a political solution, business leaders have a valuable role to play not only through charitable activities, but through real investments. Last September, I visited the Za’atari refugee camp in the north of...

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