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1 June 2020

Hong Kong: China's plan to impose national security law casts doubts over city's freedoms and liberties

During its annual Two Sessions in May 2020, China proposed and approved a resolution to impose a national security law on Hong Kong. While the details of the legislation are yet to be set out, it is understood that such acts as secession, subversion...

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1 June 2020
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La empresa minera canadiense Torex Gold es la dueña de la mina Media Luna en Guerrero, México.  Desde 2017 hasta 2020 el Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos registró los asesinatos de cuatro defensores de derechos laborales quienes...

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1 June 2020

Mexico: Torex Gold responds to 4 cases of killings and the one disappearance of labour rights defenders and workers in the Media Luna mine in Guerrero over the past 3 years

The Canadian mining company Torex Gold is the owner of the Media Luna mine in Guerrero, Mexico.  From 2017 until 2020 the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre has registered the killing of four labour rights defenders who worked directly in or...

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29 May 2020

Colombia: Court requests investigation of banana companies for financing paramilitary groups & land dispossession

Author: Fresh Plaza

"A Colombian court wants to investigate banana companies in Uraba for financing paramilitary groups," 14 May 2020...

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29 May 2020

NGO files criminal complaint against Kolmar Group in Switzerland for complicity related to Libyan pillaging

Author: TRIAL International

"Smuggling of Libyan Gasoil: Criminal Complaint Filed against Swiss Trader," 23 May 2020...

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28 May 2020

Commentary: Digital consultations amid COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate investment-opportunism & risks indigenous communities’ survival

Author: Sam Szoke-Burke, Thomas Reuters Foundation

                                                   Community supervision of mineral prospecting in Tsumkwe District West, Namibia “Land and resource investment consultations in the time of COVID-19: The hazards of pressing on”, 24 May 2020 [T]he Phili...

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25 May 2020
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Author: Agência Pública

“Governo Bolsonaro liberou plantio de cana sem estudo ambiental. Documentos obtidos pela Pública revelam como o Ministério da Agricultura ignorou efeitos colaterais do financiamento para o cultivo na Amazônia e no Pantanal, proibido desde 2009”, 20 de...

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25 May 2020
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Author: El Espectador

“La participación ganadera en una Convivir de los paramilitares en Urabá” – 24 de mayo de 2020...

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25 May 2020

Hong Kong: Foreign business chambers call for clarification on proposed national security law

Author: South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

“Two Sessions 2020: national security law adds fresh risks to Hong Kong’s status as business hub, commerce chambers warn”, 22 May 2020...

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25 May 2020
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