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8 November 2010

Retail giants shamed by UK sweatshops

Author: Martin Hickman, Independent [UK]

...[A] reporter for Channel 4’s Dispatches worked undercover in workshops in Leicester...[He] found: "dangerous, pressurised sweatshop conditions”; pay at half the legal minimum wage; workers exhorted to work faster under threat of the sack; cramped...

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25 October 2010

Uzbekistan: OECD complaints filed against four European companies allegedly trading in Uzbek cotton, produced using forced child labour

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25 October 2010

[PDF] ECCHR Background Paper: Cotton Produced Through Forced Child Labour? OECD Complaints Filed by ECCHR and its Partner Organizations against European Cotton Dealers

Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)

For several years now, the problem of forced child labour in the Uzbek cotton production has been a recognized problem among the international community...In the view of ECCHR companies which have engaged in cotton trading with Uzbekistan may have...

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22 February 2010

Report by Environmental Justice Foundation on forced child labour in cotton industry in Uzbekistan

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22 February 2010

[PDF] Slave Nation [press release]

Author: Environmental Justice Foundation

A new report released today by the Environmental Justice Foundation exposes how cotton production in…Uzbekistan remains one of the most exploitative enterprises in the world. “Slave Nation” reveals how the Government of Uzbekistan continues to lie to...

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22 February 2010

[PDF] Slave Nation: State Sponsored Forced Child Labour in Uzbekistan's Cotton Fields

Author: Environmental Justice Foundation, Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights, Anti-Slavery International

The Government of Uzbekistan routinely compels hundreds of thousands of children as labourers in the country’s annual cotton harvest…Tesco has led the way in tracing their supply chains…Walmart-Asda, C&A, Gap, Levi’s, Marks and Spencer and Nike...

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1 April 2009

"Getting Smarter: Ethical Trading in the Downturn": Report by Impactt

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1 April 2009

[PDF] Getting Smarter: Ethical Trading in the Downturn

Author: Rosey Hurst, Dr Martin Buttle, Michelle Lehrer, Jonathan Sandars, Impactt

The results of Impactt’s assessments of 98 production sites during the year to August 2008 show that the risk posed by labour standards issues remains very real...Almost half of the sites we visited around the world were failing to pay the locally...

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25 February 2009

[PDF] Presentation to the United Kingdom Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights

Author: Christopher Avery, Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[This brief overview of some international developments in the field of business & human rights was presented to the UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights at their mini-conference on business and human rights, the purpose of which was “to...

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5 January 2009
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Author: Campagne vêtements propres & Schone Kleren Campagne

...Où trouver, en Belgique, des vêtements fabriqués dans des conditions de travail décentes ?...Dans une première section,...cette brochure vous propose une vue transversale des engagements et pratiques [de 33] entreprises sélectionnées.... [Dans] la...

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