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1 April 2020

NGO coalition calls on Qatar to put migrant worker welfare at the front of their response to Covid-19

On 31 March 2020, a coalition of civil society organisations and trade unions, including the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, sent a letter to the Qatar government, urging them to take actions to take preventative steps to protect migrant...

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27 March 2020

Migrant workers at greater risk during COVID-19 outbreak due to worse access to health care & poor working conditions, warns NGO

Author: Geneva Council for Rights & Liberties

“Migrant workers are disproportionately at risk of COVID-19”, 21 March 2020...

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27 March 2020

Seafarers "forced" to continue work under expired contracts as govts. demand supplies but close borders

Seafarers are amongst those workers experiencing the disruption caused by travel bans, implemented by government hoping to stem the spread of Covid-19....

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18 March 2020
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Author: El Desconcierto (Chile)

“Los espías de Matthei III: La cámara secreta de Providencia en el edificio de Telefónica” – 12 de marzo de 2020...

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17 March 2020

Cambodia: Kratie Provincial Court releases four environmentalists after company accuses them of trespassing

Author: Soth Koemsoeun, The Phnom Penh Post

"Court releases forest activists accused of trespassing", 17 March 2020...

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16 March 2020

Cambodia: Company accuses four environmental activists of trespassing; Kratie Provincial Court's prosecutor continues questioning them

Author: Soth Koemsoeun, The Phnom Penh Post

"Activists alleged to have tresspassed says company", 15 March 2020...

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16 March 2020

Kenya: Metro Plastics owner to be charged for allegedly locking in workers & endangering their lives during recent fire incident

Author: Sammy Kimatu, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Lucky escape for workers as fire burns plastics factory"...

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16 March 2020

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Specialist Construction employees stranded with no wages or visas

In March 2020, the Ahmedabad Mirror reported on a case of over 60 migrant workers from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who were stranded in Saudi Arabia having been "deserted" by their employer, Saudi Specialist Construction Ltd. (registered...

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16 March 2020

States should not abuse emergency measures to suppress human rights, say UN experts

Author: UN Special Rapporteurs & Independent Experts, OHCHR

"COVID-19: States should not abuse emergency measures to suppress human rights – UN experts," 16 March 2020...

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15 March 2020

Cambodia: 24 CSOs endorse a statement condemning the arrests of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize winner & 3 activists

Author: CSOs Joint Statement

"Joint Statement on the Detention of Mr. Ouch Leng, Head of Cambodian Human Rights Task Force, and Three Other Environmental Activists", 14 March 2020...

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