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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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30 June 2016

US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2016

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30 May 2016

Home to 18 million slaves, India unveils first comprehensive draft law on human trafficking

India is home to the largest number of enslaved people in the world, with over 18 million people ...

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12 April 2016

Seven of 15 former Soviet countries have become “consolidated authoritarian regimes”, says new report; fall in oil prices linked to lack of transparency, accountability

Author: Nate Schenkkan, Freedom House

"Nations in tansit 2016: Europe and Eurasia brace for impact", 12 April 2016...

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21 March 2016

Intl. petition calls on World Bank to suspend agricultural loans to Uzbekistan until govt. changes its policy of forced labor in cotton sector

Author: International Labor Rights Forum

"Uzbek and global activists petition World Bank President to suspend payments", 9 March 2016...

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16 March 2016

Commentary: Forced labour continues in Uzbek & Turkmen cotton fields despite monitoring by ILO

Author: Michael Kourabas, TriplePundit (USA)

"Forced labor continues in Uzbek, Turkmen cotton fields", 15 March 2016...

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10 February 2016

Miners, tea pickers, brides: these children are slaves, not labourers

Author: Aidan McQuade, Director of Anti-Slavery Intl., in Guardian (UK)

We’re only just into the new year but 2016 has already been marked by two particularly distressing UK media reports of child exploitation. On 5 January, the BBC reported on the exploitation of children in tea plantations linked to the Catholic church...

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