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8 March 2020

Indonesia: South Korean company, Posco Intl, adopts no deforestation policy; vows to compensate indigenous communities

Author: Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay

"South Korea's POSCO vows zero deforestation in Papua palm oil operation," 05 March 2020...

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2 January 2020

Indonesia: OECD Guidelines complaint filed against So. Korean cos for human rights & environmental violations on palm oil plantations

An OECD Guidelines complaint has been filed against the South Korean multinational Posco International, the Korean National Pension Service (NPS), and the Korean export-import bank (KEXIM) for human rights and environmental violations on palm oil...

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29 September 2019
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Author: Observatorio de conflictos mineros de América Latina-OCMAL (Latinoamérica)

“La industrialización del litio: Los casos de Argentina y Chile”- 27 de septiembre de 2019...

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21 May 2019

South Korea: Report calls on Korean corporations and govt. to act and stop human rights violations and environmental destruction in Indonesian palm oil industry

Author: Korea Federation for Environmental Movements and Advocates for Public Interest Law

“Korean CSOs call on Korean Government and corporations to take immediate measures to stop serious deforestation and human rights violations in the palm oil industry”, 20 May 2019...

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14 January 2019

So. Korea: Court orders assets forfeiture of Japanese company to enforce decision compensating WWII workers over forced labour

Author: Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press

"South Korea orders seizure of Japan assets over forced labor", 9 Jan. 2019...

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31 August 2018

India: Human Rights and Business India network condemns recent attacks on human rights defenders

Author: Human Rights and Business India network (India)

We..condemn the arrests of Arun Ferreira, Gautam Navlakha, Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, and raids made at the houses of others. The arrested have been advocating and protecting the rights of the most marginalized communities and...

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10 January 2018

Turkey: Steel producer Posco fired 80 workers to prevent their attempts to unionize, says IndustriALL; co' denies allegations

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Posco to respond to allegations that 80 workers were fired at its steel plant in Kocaeli for joining IndustriALL Global Union affiliate Birleşik Metal-İş. The company's response is provided below....

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5 January 2018

Response by Posco

Author: Posco

...The Labor Ministry of Turkey also visited POSCO ASSAN TST and investigated the case by meeting the employees who were involved. ...

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12 December 2017

Investors launch five-year global initiative to engage largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to act on climate change

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8 December 2017

New study examines patterns in the restriction of civil society's scope for action against resource exploitation

Resource and energy demand has increased over the last few decades, with more extraction and land use happening in more countries than ever before and citizens fighting for their rights and working to preserve their livelihoods. The authors of this...

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