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Author: Emmanuel Morimont, RTBF (Belgique)

« KBC investit dans des centres de détention pour migrants aux États-Unis », 28 avril 2020...

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Note: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has previously sought responses from CoreCivic (available here & here) and Geo Group (available here) in relation to the allegations raised against them....

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Judgment in Barrientos, Velasquez-Galicia, Ahmed v. CoreCivic Inc.

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USA: Florida-based private detention company, GEO Group, sues state of California for new law banning private detention facilities

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