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International

[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


Africa

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


Americas

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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10 December 2009

56 child labourers rescued in a raid in Delhi [India]

Author: Press Trust of India

Fifty-six child labourers, mostly trafficked from Nepal, Bihar and West Bengal, were rescued by the authorities from a zari [garment] unit in south Delhi today...Majority of the children were working for more than 12 hours a day and were paid merely...

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17 June 2009

Balkans – source, transit and destination for human trafficking

Author: Focus News Agency

The U.S. Department of State released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The Balkan states are seen as source, transit, and a destination point for men, women, and children. The report says the governments in the region make efforts to fight...

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3 March 2009

‘Global Brands and Retailers Hold the Key to Snuffing out the Evil of Trafficked Labour’, Says Global Union

Author: International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation

Trafficking of workers and their subsequent slavery is a growing problem in the labour cost conscious global garment and footwear industry which is increasingly resorting to the use of migrant labour, including trafficked child workers… Neil Kearney,...

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16 February 2009

Airlines turn modern day slavers

Author: Marwaan Macan-Markar, Inter Press Service

[M]odern merchants of slavery exploit international air travel…[S]ome international carriers from poorer Asian and African countries are known to be lax in scrutinising the passengers… Imtiaz Muqbil, executive editor of the ‘Travel Impact News Wire ...

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1 December 2008

Children of the stone quarries [India]

Author: Mari Marcel Thekaekara, InfoChange News & Features [India]

Anti-Slavery International estimates that roughly 1 million children work in India’s stone quarries (ILAB report, 2003)...these children are “invisible”. They don’t exist on paper; only their parents work...Children working in quarries experience the...

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Article
1 September 2008

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

Author: Patchareeboon Sakulpitakphon, ECPAT

In general, initiatives to combat child sex tourism (CST) and child trafficking for sexual exploitation in the past rarely included the active engagement of the private sector in the process of planning and implementation…Yet, there is much more that...

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Article
23 May 2008

[PDF] Protocol on Prevention, Rescue, Repatriation and Rehabilitation of Trafficked & Migrant Child Labour [India]

Author: Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India

There is an increasing trend of migration and trafficking of children for labour in different parts of the country…In many of these cases, these children are being trafficked by middle men and agents who are bringing them to the employers. These...

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Article
1 March 2008

[PDF] Child trafficking in Europe: A broad vision to put children first

Author: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

Child trafficking occurs in virtually all countries in Europe. There is no clear-cut distinction between countries of origin and destination in Europe; in more than half of the countries trafficking routes lead in both directions, into and out of the...

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Article
29 February 2008

Yemen, children sold for a handful of dollars

Author: AsiaNews

The drama of child trafficking is a plague for Yemen, where about 1.2 million children are sold every year to criminals in Saudi Arabia and in the rich Gulf countries. For millions of young Yemenis, beyond the borders of their country the gates of...

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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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