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Widow of Bangladeshi ship-breaking worker free to sue UK-based firm

DHAKA, July 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Bangladeshi woman whose husband died while dismantling an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard in 2018 can file a negligence claim against a British company involved in the vessel's sale, London's High Court ruled this week.

Privatisation 'wave' hurts poor as pandemic heightens risks

BANGKOK, July 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A push to privatise land and other resources in countries from Ukraine to Papua New Guinea is hurting indigenous people and the rural poor, while increasing the risks linked to climate change, researchers at a U.S.-based think tank said on Tuesday.

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