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12 February 2020

Bangladesh: Factories linked to intl. clothing brands file lawsuits against workers demonstrating for higher wages

Author: International Labor Rights Forum

In December 2018, a new minimum wage of 8,000Tk (US$95) a month for Bangladesh’s garment workers went into effect. In protest of the sub-poverty wage – which is half the amount the labor movement had demanded – workers at dozens of factories took the...

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11 February 2020
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Author: Tercera Información

“Un órgano interministerial reconoce vulneraciones de Derechos Humanos de ACS por su actuación en una hidroeléctrica en Guatemala”, 4 de febrero de 2020...

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2 February 2020

Thailand: Puttanee Kangkun becomes the latest human rights defender to face criminal defamation complaint from poultry firm Thammakaset

Author: Fortify Rights

"Thailand: Drop Criminal Complaint Against Fortify Rights Senior Human Rights Specialist Puttanee Kangkun", 29 January 2020...

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31 January 2020

27 NGOs call on European Commissioner to include all parties impacted by SLAPPs in new EU legislation

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13 January 2020

Uganda: 28 human rights defenders face criminal charges after farm worker dies in violent clashes over alleged forced eviction

Author: Witness Radio (Uganda)

"The Criminal trial of the 28 land rights defenders is set to resume today"...

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4 December 2019

China: Huawei comes under fire over employee detained for eight months after demanding severance pay

Li Hongyuan, a former employee at Huawei for 13 years, was reportedly arrested on extortion charges and detained for 8 months after demanding severance pay from the company. Li was released because of “unclear criminal facts and insufficient evidence”....

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19 November 2019

Sierra Leone: Environmental rights group sued for defamation by multinational agribusiness firm

Author: Kemo Cham, Farmland Grab

‘Sierra Leone environmentalist fights contempt charges in High Court’ 9 November 2019...

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19 September 2019

Inversiones Cobra & CXI lawsuit (re illegal invasion of land & burning of palm oil, Guatemala)

Para la versión en español de este perfil de las demandas judiciales, haga clic acá....

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29 July 2019

Socfin & Socapalm lawsuit (re defamation by NGOs & media outlets, France)

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10 June 2019

Raub Australian Gold Mining lawsuit (re defamation by villagers, Malaysia)

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