Forced labour & modern slavery


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8 July 2020

Indonesian crew accuse Chinese fishing company of forced labour, human trafficking and maltreatment onboard tuna fishing vessel

Author: The Guardian (UK)

“‘Hold on brother’: final days of doomed crew on Chinese shark finning boat”, 7 July 2020...

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7 July 2020

So. Africa: Company pleads guilty to charges relating to forced labour fined

Author: Orrin Singh, Sunday Times (South Africa)

‘Durban company hit with R25,000 fine after locking up workers and forcing them to make masks’ 3 July 2020...

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7 July 2020
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Author: Ryushiro Kodaira, Nikkei Shimbun

「サプライチェーンの人権問題 ESGがあぶり出す」2020年6月24日...

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3 July 2020
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Author: Bloomberg et Intellivoire

« Nestlé et Cargill auraient utilisé le travail d'enfants maliens en Côte d'Ivoire : La Cour suprême américaine va se prononcer », 3 juillet 2020....

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3 July 2020
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Author: Florian Garcia, Le Parisien

"Esclavage moderne : les employeurs des ramoneurs jugés en Essonne," 30 juin 2020...

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3 July 2020
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Author: Ouest-France avec AFP

« Reims.Trois entreprises jugées pour avoir exploité des migrants dans les vignes » 2 juillet 2020...

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3 July 2020

Nestlé, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland lawsuit (re Côte d'Ivoire)

In 2005, three individuals from an NGO filed a class action lawsuit in the USA against Nestlé, Archer Daniels Midland, and Cargill alleging they had been trafficked from Mali as child slaves and forced to work in the Côte d'Ivoire on plantations which...

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30 June 2020

Uzbekistan: Fair recruitment, effective accountability needed to end forced labor as independent labor monitors harassed, arbitrarily detained

Author: Uzbek Forum for Human Rights

23 June 2020...

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30 June 2020

Uzbekistan: NGO report says fair recruitment & effective accountability needed to end forced labour, documents harassment & arbitrary detention of defenders

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30 June 2020

“Tashkent's Reforms Haven Not Yet Reached Us” – Unfinished Work in the Fight Against Forced Labor in Uzbekistan's 2019 Cotton Harvest

Author: Uzbek Forum for Human Rights

...[E]radication of forced labor in the cotton sector in Uzbekistan remained elusive in the 2019 harvest, despite major progress...[T]he challenges that remain in eradicating forced labor definitively: structural labor shortages in some regions and at...

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