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20 March 2020

Danish pension funds invest in US private prison companies accused of separating migrant families & "appalling conditions", investigation reveals

Author: Nikolaj Houmann Mortensen, Danwatch

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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4 March 2020

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

Author: The United States Court of Appeals

In the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit BARRIENTOS, VELAZQUEZ-GALICIA, AHMED v CORECIVIC, INC., 28 Feb 2020...

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26 February 2020

UK: Government awards Serco £200 million contract for immigration removal centres, despite allegations of abuse

Author: May Bulman, Independent

“[Serco] has been awarded a £200m Home Office contract to run two immigration removal centres.”...

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8 January 2020

USA: Inmates file lawsuit alleging unpaid labour in prison amounts to forced labour

Author: Ester Carpenter, The Media HQ

"Prison inmates worked for a $ 16 billion company without pay. Now they want their wages. – Mother Jones" 6 Jan 2020...

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6 January 2020

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

Author: Michelle Mears, California Globe

"Florida Based Company Suing California For Law Ending Operation Of Private Prisons and Immigration Detention Facilities" 5 Jan 2020...

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23 October 2019

USA: Pension fund CalPERS drops for-profit prison companies from its portfolio

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12 October 2019
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Author: Le Figaro et AFP (France)

«La Californie abolit les prisons privées» 12 octobre 2019...

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1 October 2019

Interfaith Centre on Corporate Responsibility report highlights positive outcomes of shareholder proposals to corporations, including commitments to human rights, diversity & climate change

Author: Interfaith Centre on Corporate Responsibility

"Catalyzing Corporate Change: ICCR Members Celebrate a Successful 2019 Proxy Season", September 2019...

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20 September 2019

Australia: Detention security contractor Paladin fined for performance breaches

Author: Paul Karp, The Guardian

"Paladin forced to pay back $5.7m for failures in offshore detention services", 18 September 2019...

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28 August 2019

US appeals court rules military contractor can be sued over allegations of torture & war crimes in Abu Ghraib

Author: Josh Gerstein, Politico (USA)

"Appeals court clears way for trial in Abu Ghraib suit", 25 Aug 2019 A federal appeals court has cleared the way for a trial in a decade-old lawsuit accusing a military contractor of responsibility for torture of prisoners at the notorious, U.S.-...

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