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2 July 2020

Study says land acquisition in the global south by businesses accelerating deforestation & could compromise local communities' livelihoods

Author: Daisy Dunne, CarbonBrief (UK)

"Land purchases by private companies accelerate tropical deforestation, data shows"...

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22 June 2020

Kiribati: Pacific fisheries observer allegedly murdered aboard tuna vessel Win Far 636; company responds

Fisheries observer, Eritara Kaierua, was allegedly murdered aboard Win Far 636, a tuna purse seiner owned by Taiwanese company Kuo Hsiung Fishery. As an observer, Kaierua monitored endangered species by-catch and illegal dumping. The media reports that...

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16 June 2020
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Author: Unión Sindical Obrera (España)

“Día Mundial contra el Trabajo Infantil. USO, por los derechos de la infancia” - 12 de junio de 2020...

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8 June 2020

Asia: COVID-19 pandemic must not serve as an excuse to vilify defenders who champion rights-based approaches in business practices

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre & Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

"COVID-19: Protection of human rights defenders must no longer be ignored" 05 Jun 2020...

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21 May 2020

Asia Pacific: Commentary: Modern slavery in Asia Pacific is fuelled by widespread poverty, migration & weak governance

Author: Neena Bhandari, Inter Press Service

"Modern Slavery in Asia Pacific Fuelled by Widespread Poverty, Migration & Weak Governance", 15 May 2020...

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21 May 2020

Asia Pacific: NGOs call for international moratorium on deep sea polymetallic nodule mining without rigorous studies; fear irreversible damage to communities

A coalition of 80 non-governmental organisations are pushing for an international moratorium on deep sea mining following a report by the Deep Sea Mining Campaign and MiningWatch Canada, Predicting the impacts of mining deep sea polymetallic nodules in...

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19 May 2020

Asia: Covid-19 lock-downs leading to land grabbing & attacks to indigenous communities & farmers

Author: Rina Chandran, The Jakarta Post

"Land conflicts flare across Asia during coronavirus lockdowns", May 15, 2020...

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13 May 2020

Pacific Ocean continues to be at the forefront of the global deep-sea mining frontier

Author: Colin Filer, Jennifer Gabriel, & Matthew G. Allen, Devpolicy Blog

"How PNG lost US$120 million and the future of deep-sea mining", 28 April 2020...

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15 April 2020

Indonesia: Palm oil & mining companies embroiled in land disputes with rural communities allegedly taking advantage of COVID-19 outbreak

Author: Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay

"Land conflicts escalate with spread of COVID-19 in Indonesia", 15 April 2020...

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8 April 2020

Indonesia: parliament to use COVID-19 restrictions to protests to pass controversial bills threatening environmental protections

Author: Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay

"Indonesian lawmakers push to pass deregulation bills as COVID-19 grips country", 06 April 2020...

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