Forced labour & modern slavery
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Author: Lisa O’Carroll, the Guardian
“The proposed closure of UK borders to low-skilled workers after Brexit risks driving vulnerable EU citizens into modern slavery, charities have said.”...
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Pakistan: Widespread child labour, appalling working conditions & debt bondage reported at Balochistan mines
Author: Shah Meer Baloch & Hannah Ellis-Petersen, The Guardian
“‘Coal workers are orphans’: the children and slaves mining Pakistan’s coal”, 19 February 2020...
Rathbones Investment Management uses BHRRC Modern Slavery Registry to assess & engage FTSE 350 companies
The 2015 Modern Slavery Act was a landmark piece of legislation, requiring all companies over a certain size operating in the UK to report in detail on their approach to finding and eliminating modern slavery within their supply chains. The Business...
Zimbabwe: Mining firm accused of gross human rights violations on its employees; includes company comments
Author: Mthandazo Nyoni / Patricia Sibanda, Newsday (Zimbabwe)
‘Chinese miner in human rights abuse storm’ 11 February 2020...
Cambodia: Authorities arrest eight people that are allegedly involved in hiring children to smuggle rice from Cambodia to Thailand
Author: Khmer Times
"Cambodian children detained for rice smuggling at Thai border", 8 February 2020...