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7 September 2016

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6 September 2016
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1 September 2016

Financing Forced Labor. The Legal and Policy Implications of World Bank Loans to the Government of Uzbekistan

Author: International Labor Rights Forum (USA)

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22 July 2016

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18 July 2016
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Author: ComunicaRSE

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8 July 2016

Uzbekistan: Forced labor linked to World Bank corporate loan

Author: Human Rights Watch

A victim of forced labor in cotton production and three Uzbek human rights defenders filed a complaint on June 30, 2016, against the World Bank’s private lending arm, the Cotton Campaign coalition, the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights,...

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8 July 2016

Uzbekistan: Forced labour victim files complaint against IFC over its loan to Indorama Kokand Textile which allegedly allows it to profit from forced labor

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7 July 2016

US ban on imports made with slavery requires companies to heighten supplier scrutiny - corporate lawyer Brenda Jacobs

Author: Brenda Jacobs, Sidley Austin LLP, on Just-Style (UK)

"US forced labour ban requires supply chain scrutiny", 7 July 2016...

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7 July 2016

Cotton and loans: Bad business in Uzbekistan

Author: The Diplomat

A complaint against an IFC project sheds light on the opaque financial systems underlying Uzbekistan’s cotton industry...The complaint was filed...to seek the investigation of a $40 million IFC loan to Indorama Kokand Textile...IKT, a joint venture...

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