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migrant workers, UN Rapporteur, United Nations, Solidarity Center, human rights, Maina Kiai

Share Your Views on Worker Rights with the United Nations

Update: The survey is now available in Spanish and French. La encuesta está disponible en francés y español. L’enquête est disponible en français et espagnol. The United Nations Special Rapporteur is partnering with the Solidarity Center to research a report on the links between the political, social, and economic exclusion of workers, their associations and trade… [READ MORE]

Uzbekistan, Elena Urlaeva, forced labor, cotton, human rights, Solidarity Center, Uzbek human rights defender

Uzbek Rights Defender Detained in Psychiatric Hospital

Uzbek human rights defender Elena Urlaeva has been detained against her will in a psychiatric hospital in Tashkent and the government should release her immediately, the Cotton Campaign said today. The Cotton Campaign is a coalition of worker rights and human rights groups that includes the Solidarity Center. “Holding Elena Urlaeva in a psychiatric hospital without… [READ MORE]

South Africa, Zimbabwe migrant farm workers, Solidarity Center

Zimbabwe Migrant Farm Workers See Dawn of Justice

Some of the 245 Zimbabwe migrant farm workers brutalized and evicted last September from a large farm in South Africa, where many had toiled for years, have now been vindicated in court. In a recent court hearing in South Africa, a judge rejected the farm owner’s argument that the workers were on extended strike and… [READ MORE]

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The case was filed on Tuesday at the court, which accepted the case and immediately heard victim testimony, said Preeda Tongchumnum, another lawyer on the case, who also works with the Solidarity Center, a U.S.-based worker rights organization. Also ran in: The Irrawaddy (Myanmar)

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