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The Bahrain government should investigate and remedy the summary dismissals of more than 2,000 workers since late March, apparently as punishment for having participated in or otherwise supported pro-democracy demonstrations.

(Manama) – The Bahrain government should investigate and remedy the summary dismissals of more than 2,000 workers since late March, apparently as punishment for having participated in or otherwise supported pro-democracy demonstrations, Human Rights Watch said today.

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The UN Human Rights Council squandered an opportunity to take meaningful action to curtail business-related human rights abuses. The council, on June 16, 2011, endorsed a set of "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights" and announced the formation of a working group and an annual meeting of business, government, and civil society representatives focused on disseminating and discussing those principles.

(Geneva) – The UN Human Rights Council squandered an opportunity to take meaningful action to curtail business-related human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today.

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The adoption by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on June 16, 2011, of a new, groundbreaking treaty to extend key labor protections to domestic workers will protect millions of people who have been without guarantees of their basic rights. Governments, trade unions, and employers’ organizations that make up the ILO overwhelmingly voted to adopt the ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, which establishes the first global standards for the estimated 50 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide, the vast majority of whom are women and girls.

(Geneva) – The adoption by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on June 16, 2011, of a new, groundbreaking treaty to extend key labor protections to domestic workers will protect millions of people who have been without guarantees of their basic rights, Human Rights Watch said today.

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(New York) – An Abu Dhabi development company’s appointment of an independent monitor for conditions for workers building the Saadiyat Island cultural project is a positive step, Human Rights Watch said today.

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(New York) – An Abu Dhabi development company’s appointment of an independent monitor for conditions for workers building the Saadiyat Island cultural project is a positive step, Human Rights Watch said today.

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(New York) – An Abu Dhabi development company’s appointment of an independent monitor for conditions for workers building the Saadiyat Island cultural project is a positive step, Human Rights Watch said today.

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(New York) – An Abu Dhabi development company’s appointment of an independent monitor for conditions for workers building the Saadiyat Island cultural project is a positive step, Human Rights Watch said today.

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(New York) – An Abu Dhabi development company’s appointment of an independent monitor for conditions for workers building the Saadiyat Island cultural project is a positive step, Human Rights Watch said today.

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(New York) – An Abu Dhabi development company’s appointment of an independent monitor for conditions for workers building the Saadiyat Island cultural project is a positive step, Human Rights Watch said today.

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(New York) – An Abu Dhabi development company’s appointment of an independent monitor for conditions for workers building the Saadiyat Island cultural project is a positive step, Human Rights Watch said today.

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(New York) – An Abu Dhabi development company’s appointment of an independent monitor for conditions for workers building the Saadiyat Island cultural project is a positive step, Human Rights Watch said today.

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(New York) – An Abu Dhabi development company’s appointment of an independent monitor for conditions for workers building the Saadiyat Island cultural project is a positive step, Human Rights Watch said today.

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(New York) – An Abu Dhabi development company’s appointment of an independent monitor for conditions for workers building the Saadiyat Island cultural project is a positive step, Human Rights Watch said today.

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(New York) – An Abu Dhabi development company’s appointment of an independent monitor for conditions for workers building the Saadiyat Island cultural project is a positive step, Human Rights Watch said today.

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(New York) – An Abu Dhabi development company’s appointment of an independent monitor for conditions for workers building the Saadiyat Island cultural project is a positive step, Human Rights Watch said today.

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