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3 July 2020

Nepal: ILO to provide Rs. 51 million grant to rescue and repatriate Nepali workers stranded abroad

Author: My Republica

"ILO agrees to provide Rs 51 million grant to NRNA to evacuate stranded Nepalis abroad", 4 July 2020...

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17 June 2020

Nepal: Women's rights groups urge government to ensure rights of returnee women migrant workers

Author: Chandan Kumar Mandal, The Kathmandu Post

"Women’s rights groups call for safe, dignified repatriation and reintegration of returnee female migrant workers", 19 June 2020...

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16 June 2020

Nepal: Supreme Court orders Gov't to use welfare fund to repatriate migrant workers in vulnerable conditions immediately

Author: Chandan Kumar Mandal and Sangam Prasin, The Kathmandu Post

"Supreme Court orders government to use welfare fund to repatriate Nepali workers stranded abroad", 17 June 2020...

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14 June 2020

South Asia: Business' impact on human rights in transboundary river systems needs addressing; five areas of action developed

Author: Jyotiraj Patra and Christina Hill, Eco-Business

"Rethinking business and human rights in transboundary river governance in South Asia", 15 June 2020...

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11 June 2020

Qatar: Amnesty Intl. finds 100 workers subject to labour exploitation on World Cup stadium; incl. co. comments

Construction workers on Qatar World Cup 2022 Al Bayt stadium have been subject to wage delays of up to 7 months and other exploitative practices, an Amnesty International report reveals....

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Company response
10 June 2020

Response by Marriott

Author: Marriott International

We appreciate your outreach to Marriott International regarding the Aloft Kathmandu Thamel hotel, received on June 1, 2020. As stated in our Human Rights Policy, Marriott International acknowledges and respects the principles contained in the United...

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Company response
7 June 2020

Response by Chhaya Devi Complex

Author: Chhaya Devi Complex

"Chhaya Center is a Private Property by default for last 110 years and came to our acquisition only in 2007/08 where a multifunctional Tourism Business Complex has been constructed and operational now. Yes, there has been issues with few groups of...

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Story
7 June 2020

Nepal: Land rights campaign alleges Chhaya Center commercial complex violates rights of Newa indigenous community; companies respond

A land rights campaign group issued a statement alleging that Chhaya Center "violate[s] various rights of the indigenous Newa community in Thamel under the ILO Convention 169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that apply to...

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Article
6 June 2020

Nepal: Frontline healthcare workers have not received allowances four months after govt promise for extra compensation

Author: Arjun Poudel, The Kathmandu Post

"Health workers deployed at Covid-19 frontline deprived of their allowances", 7 June 2020...

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Article
1 June 2020

South Asia: Remittances from Gulf migrant workers expected to decline by 22 percent this year

Author: Sebastian Castelier, The New Arab

"Gulf recession reverberates across Asia as remittances from migrant workers plummet", 2 June 2020...

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