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Labor Rights

December 14, 2015

Online Database of Land-based Investment Contracts Invites Innovative Proposals

by Marena Brinkhurst in Environment, Labor Rights, Land & Natural Resources, Opportunities

OpenLandContracts.org aims to promote greater transparency of land-based investments, facilitate a better understanding of the contracts that govern them, and provide useful tools for governments, communities, companies, and other stakeholders. Initially launched in October 2015, the repository provides the full text of contracts, as well as plain language summaries of each contract’s key social, environmental, human…

February 18, 2014

The Maid and the Madame: Rights for Migrant Workers in Jordan

by Bremen Donovan in Labor Rights

Meet Linda Alkalash, whose organization, Daem, works to protect migrant workers and combat human trafficking in Jordan. In this latest entry in our Middle East series, Linda recounts the story of a Sri Lankan domestic worker who went fourteen years without receiving her salary – a case not too uncommon, as she explains.

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