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13 February 2020

Myanmar: Fact-finding mission identifies businesses linked to the military that is accused of serious rights violations; some companies respond

The International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, established by the UN Human Rights Council, released a report on The economic interests of the Myanmar military (05 August 2019).  This report is also cited in the initiatory document for the ICC case...

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12 February 2020
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Author: Zona Franca

“Empresa de seguridad en Edomex, ligada a priistas, suma denuncias por abusos, lesiones, tortura…”, 6 de febrero de 2020...

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3 February 2020

So. Africa: Report alleges police sexually exploit informal female miners

Author: Nomahlubi Jordaan, Sowetan Live (South Africa)

"Illegal female miners pressured by police to do sexual favours to avoid arrest", 30 January 2020...

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28 January 2020

Bangladesh: Roundtable highlights how sexual abuse cases in the garment industry are ignored as workers fear termination

Author: Chris Remington, Ecotextile News

"Bangladesh round table explores sexual abuse in RMG sector", 29 January 2020...

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22 January 2020

Uganda: Private school owner & matron charged for sexual offences against teenage students

Author: Sadat Mbogo, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Alleged defilement: School director  committed to High Court"...

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14 January 2020

Norway: Government to examine possible modern slavery law

Author: Norway Today

"Norwegian law against modern slavery on the docket", 12 Jan 2020...

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3 January 2020

Kenya: Lack of state-supported human trafficking victims support services hampering perpetrator accountability

Prosecution of perpetrators of human trafficking in Kenya is often hampered by lack of state-provided victim support services such as aftercare shelter and counselling services. This has seen prosecutorial agencies rely on non-governmental...

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30 December 2019

Digital human rights defenders continue to experience attacks, incl. arbitrary detention & torture

Author: Danny O'Brien, Electronic Frontier Foundation

"Caught Between Worlds: Imprisoned Tech Users In 2019," 22 December 2019 ...

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18 December 2019

Cambodia: 10 national & international organisations jointly convene a workshop to discuss issues and discrimination against women

Author: Savi Khorn, The Phnom Penh Post

"Workshop held in Phnom Penh to discuss discrimination against women", 17 December 2019...

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13 December 2019
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