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[PDF] Child Exploitation and the FIFA World Cup: A review of risks and protective interventions
School of Sport and Education, Brunel University London, Jul 2013

Craigslist is hub for child prostitution, allege trafficked women
Chris McGreal, Guardian (UK), 8 Aug 2010
Includes comments by the company.
   Craigslist bans sex ads…but not the demand for them
   Lisa Rau, 6 Sep 2010

Human trafficking and business: Good practices to prevent and combat human trafficking
UN.GIFT, 2010
In particular see study 4, “Responsible tourism: Protecting children vulnerable to sexual exploitation and trafficking”,and study 6, “The Body Shop & ECPAT “Stop sex trafficking of children and young people” campaign”.

‘Global Brands and Retailers Hold the Key to Snuffing out the Evil of Trafficked Labour’, Says Global Union
International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation, 3 Mar 2009

Airlines turn modern day slavers
Marwaan Macan-Markar, Inter Press Service, 16 Feb 2009

Lessons Learned and Good Practices on Working with the Private Sector to Combat Child Sex Tourism and Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation
ECPAT, Sep 2008

The Deadly Trade of Child Organ Trafficking
Prakriiti Gupta, Asharq al-Awsat, 20 Jan 2007


Nestle, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland lawsuit (re trafficking of children from Mali to work in Côte d’Ivoire cocoa fields)
Summary profile of lawsuit drafted by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.

Letter to hotel chains regarding human trafficking at the World Cup & company responses [So. Africa]
Jun 2010
Christian Brothers Investment Services wrote to the CEOs of 8 major hotel chains operating in So. Africa asking them to detail specific actions they were taking to prevent human trafficking, including child sexual exploitation, in advance of the World Cup.  Six did not respond to their inquiry, or sent a response that did not address their concerns.  Business & Human Rights Resource Centre obtained responses from those hotels: Best Western, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels, NH Hotels, Starwood Hotels.

Arnotts to avoid child labour chocolate
AAP (Australia), 28 Oct 2010

Human Trafficking and Business: Good Practices to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking
United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT), 2010
Case study 1 on “Addressing human trafficking and child labour in West Africa cocoa”.

Allegations of child trafficking within the supply chain: Taking a multi-pronged approach to child protection
Gap, 2008
Case study submitted to UN Global Compact.

Côte d’Ivoire-Ghana: Efforts too small to curb child labour on cocoa farms
IRIN News - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 19 Feb 2008

Child trafficking in Côte D’Ivoire: Efforts under way to reverse a tragic trend
Blue Chevigny, UNICEF, 14 Jun 2007

Nigeria threatens to withdraw licence of airlines if found trafficking or smuggling
Humantrafficking.org, adapted from Kunle Adetinokun article in This Day Online (Nigeria), 27 Mar 2007


Airlines role in war on sex trafficking grows
Airwise, 8 Oct 2010

Why truckers are first line defenders against child prostitution
Amanda Kloer, End Human Trafficking, 28 Mar 2010

Asia & Pacific

Hilton addresses child sex trafficking after China hotel scandal
Barbara De Lollis, USA Today, 1 Nov 2010

Illegal mining breeds child labor, prostitution in Diplahan [Philippines]
AL JACINTO, GMANews.TV (Philippines), 21 Mar 2010
“Prostitution and child trafficking has become a big problem in Diplahan”.

56 child labourers rescued in a raid in Delhi [India]
Press Trust of India, 10 Dec 2009
Many of the children were trafficked from Nepal, Bihar and West Bengal.

Children of the stone quarries [India]
Mari Marcel Thekaekara, InfoChange News & Features (India),1 Dec 2008
According to Anti-Slavery Intl. children working in stone quarries are extremely vulnerable to trafficking and sexual abuse.

Protocol on Prevention, Rescue, Repatriation and Rehabilitation of Trafficked & Migrant Child Labour [India]
Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, 2008

The Delhi Declaration on Human Trafficking
Richard Welford, CSR Asia, 13 Oct 2007

Child workers taught to lie about their age [Thailand]
Penchan Charoensuthipan, Bangkok Post, 16 Aug 2006
“Alien child workers are being taught to lie to labour inspectors that they are over 16 and happy to work, a seminar on human trafficking heard.”

Nepal Children to Take up Cudgels Against Child Labor
Keshab Poudel, OneWorld South Asia, 11 Feb 2004
Study says about 12,000 girls are trafficked every year.

Europe & Central Asia

Balkans – source, transit and destination for human trafficking
Focus News Agency, 17 Jun 2009

Child trafficking in Europe: A broad vision to put children first
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Mar 2008

Europe warned over trafficking
BBC News, 30 Aug 2006

Rapid Assessment of Trafficking in Children for Labour and Sexual Exploitation in Romania
“PROroject of Technical assistance against the Labour and Sexual Exploitation of Children, including Trafficking in countries of Central and Eastern Europe”, 2003

Middle East & North Africa

UAE camel racers defy ban on child jockeys
Simeon Kerr, Financial Times, 3 Mar 2010
The ban had been introduced to reduce human trafficking and labour rights abuses.

Yemen, children sold for a handful of dollars
AsiaNews.it, 29 Feb 2008

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1 January 2003

[PDF] Rapid Assessment of Trafficking in Children for Labour and Sexual Exploitation in Romania

Author: Intl. Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour

This present survey provides information on the trafficking of children in Romania. It covers both external (cross-border) and internal (domestic) trafficking and includes children trafficked for labour and sexual exploitation. The authorities working...

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11 February 2004

Nepal Children to Take up Cudgels Against Child Labor

Author: Keshab Poudel, OneWorld South Asia

A study conducted by CWIN with support from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and UNICEF on the six worst forms of child labor says about 12,000 girls, including children, are trafficked every year while up to 200,000 are trapped in various...

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16 August 2006

Child workers taught to lie about their age [Thailand]

Author: Penchan Charoensuthipan, Bangkok Post

Alien child workers are being taught to lie to labour inspectors that they are over 16 and happy to work, a seminar on human trafficking heard yesterday. Sathaporn Charupa, chief of the Labour Protection and Welfare Department, said child workers were...

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30 August 2006

Europe warned over trafficking

Author: BBC News

Not enough is being done to prevent the trafficking of young people in south-eastern Europe, a report by two children's charities says...It says thousands of youngsters are smuggled each year to Western Europe to be used in the sex trade or slavery....

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20 January 2007

The Deadly Trade of Child Organ Trafficking

Author: Prakriiti Gupta, asharq alawsat

There is huge demand and a market for body parts especially eyes, hearts and kidneys belonging to children...While victims are primarily from Asia, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Latin America and Africa, trafficking also takes place in...

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27 March 2007

Nigeria Threatens to Withdraw Licence of Airlines if Found Trafficking or Smuggling

Author: humantrafficking.org

Minister of State for Air Transportation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode warned yesterday that the Federal Government would withdraw the licence of any airline operator, be it domestic of international, which allows its aircraft used for trafficking, smuggling...

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14 June 2007

Child trafficking in Côte d’Ivoire: Efforts under way to reverse a tragic trend

Author: UNICEF

UNICEF’s Representative in Côte d’Ivoire, Youssouf Oomar, says trafficking is a grave child-protection concern in that country and throughout West Africa...The invisible and clandestine nature of the trafficking that does go on makes it difficult to...

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13 October 2007

The Delhi Declaration on Human Trafficking

Author: Richard Welford, CSR Asia

The South Asia Regional conference on Human Trafficking...adopted the Delhi Declaration...[provisions include]:...To reduce demand for prostitution, use of child labour, forced labour...To prevent brokers and intermediaries from indulging in...

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1 January 2008

Allegations of child trafficking within the supply chain [submission to Human rights and dilemmas forum]

Author: Gap

In October 2007 Gap Inc. investigated allegations into allegations of child labour at an unauthorised, makeshift facility in India that was working on a product for the GapKids line...Good practice: Strengthened supply chain management and systemic...

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19 February 2008

Côte d’Ivoire-Ghana: Efforts too small to curb child labour on cocoa farms

Author: IRIN News - UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Despite an international outcry in 2000 over child exploitation on West African cocoa farms, and ambitious efforts by governments since then to regulate the industry, very little has changed for an estimated 284,000 child labourers, according to...

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