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5 February 2020
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Author: 明报(香港)

“【武汉肺炎】女囚友称被强制加班赶制口罩 惩教署:可按意愿选择夜班工作”, 2020年2月5日...

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4 February 2020

Hong Kong: Prisoners claim to be forced by Correction Services Industries to work overtime to boost up mask production

Author: Ming Pao (Hong Kong)

[Excerpt translation from Chinese to English provided by Business and Human Rights Resource Centre]...

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8 January 2020

USA: Inmates file lawsuit alleging unpaid labour in prison amounts to forced labour

Author: Ester Carpenter, The Media HQ

"Prison inmates worked for a $ 16 billion company without pay. Now they want their wages. – Mother Jones" 6 Jan 2020...

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23 December 2019
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Author: Zeit Online

Die chinesische Führung hat Vorwürfen widersprochen, wonach ausländische Insassen eines Gefängnisses in Shanghai als Zwangsarbeiter zur Produktion von Weihnachtskarten eingesetzt werden. "Ich kann Ihnen nach Abklärung mit den relevanten Abteilungen...

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23 December 2019

China: Tesco halts production of Christmas cards while it investigates supplier over forced prison labour allegations

Author: BBC

"Tesco halts production at Chinese factory over alleged 'forced' labour", 22 December 2019...

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1 October 2019

Interfaith Centre on Corporate Responsibility report highlights positive outcomes of shareholder proposals to corporations, including commitments to human rights, diversity & climate change

Author: Interfaith Centre on Corporate Responsibility

"Catalyzing Corporate Change: ICCR Members Celebrate a Successful 2019 Proxy Season", September 2019...

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23 July 2019

Lebanon: Palestinian refugees protest crackdown on unlicensed workers

Author: Georgi Azar, An-Nahar

"Crackdown on undocumented workers provokes the ire of Palestinian refugees", 18th of July 2019...

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11 July 2019
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Author: Normand Lester, Le Journal de Montréal (Canada)

« Le complexe carcéral industriel US fait des affaires d'or », 10 juillet 2019...

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14 January 2019

USA: Investors file resolutions with companies at risk for human rights violations due to govt. contracts related to immigration

In December 2018, investor members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility launched a corporate campaign focused on a group of six companies across the private prison, e-commerce, banking and defense sectors, deemed at risk for human...

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26 November 2018

USA: CoreCivic & Geo Group face lawsuit over using detainee labour at New Mexico immigration detention facility

Author: Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian

"Private prison companies served with lawsuits over using detainee labor", 25 Nov 2018...

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