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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

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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3 July 2020

USA: Supreme Court will hear case against Nestlé, Cargill, and Doe alleging child labour in the Côte d'Ivoire

Author: Corporate Accountability Lab

"More trouble ahead for the ATS? SCOTUS grants cert in Nestle case," 2 Jul 2020...

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29 June 2020

Nestlé's KitKat drops Fairtrade commitment, set to impact 27,000 cocoa & sugar farmers in Ivory Coast, Fiji & Malawi

On 23 June 2020, Nestlé's KitKat was criticised for dropping its long-standing Fairtrade certification on chocolate bars in the UK and Ireland. The move was described as "profoundly disappointing". There are mounting fears that 27,000 small-scale coco...

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23 June 2020
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Author: Marie Ange Akpa, Fraternité Matin (Côte d'Ivoire)

"Recherche et innovation : Nestlé offre du matériel d'environ 320 millions Fcfa au Cnra et à l’Université Nangui Abrogoua", 19 juin 2020...

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19 June 2020

USA: Court dismisses forced labour class action against Hershey, Nestle, and Marc Inc

Author: Brendan Pierson, Reuters (USA)

"Circuit upholds dismissal of cocoa child labor class action," 17 June 2020...

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17 June 2020
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Author: Espoir Olodo, Agence Ecofin (Suisse)

"Travail des enfants : « L’école comme première des solutions, cela n’est pas forcément efficace » (Alfred Babo, Anthropologue)", 12 juin 2020...

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5 June 2020

USA: Government argues that domestic corporations should not be liable for human rights violations under Alien Torts Statute

Author: William S. Dodge, Just Security

"Trump Administration Reverses Position on Corporate Liability Under Alien Tort Statute," 1 June 2020...

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1 June 2020

USA: Government urges Supreme Court to shield domestic companies from liability in alleged child labour lawsuits

Author: Kimberly Strawbridge Robsinon, Bloomberg Law

"DOJ Urges High Court to Shield Companies From Slave Labor Suits," 26 May 2020...

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26 May 2020
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Author: Fraternité Matin (Côte d'Ivoire)

"Cacao : 6 milliards de FCFA pour recenser les vergers et les producteurs", 24 mai 2020...

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