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2 March 2020

Africa: Federal class action alleges use of child labour and slavery in production of chocolates

Author: David Beasley, Legal Newsline (USA)

‘Starbucks, other companies accused of using chocolate produced by slave labor’ 3 March 2020...

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1 March 2020

China: 83 major brands implicated in report on forced labour of ethnic minorities from Xinjiang assigned to factories across provinces; Includes company responses

In March 2020, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) published a report Uyghurs for sale: ‘Re-education’, forced labour and surveillance beyond Xinjiang, which identified 83 foreign and Chinese companies as allegedly directly or indirectly...

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1 January 2020

Turkey: Hazelnuts in Ferrero Rocher supply chain linked to child labour; Includes company comments

Author: Lorenzo Tondo, The Guardian

"Ferrero Rocher chocolates may be tainted by child labour", 20 December 2019...

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19 November 2019

So.Africa: Authorities uncover illegally-run factory using child labour and forced labour

Author: Naledi Shange, Sunday Times (South Africa)

‘Joburg factory bust for employing children and illegal immigrants under 'horrific' conditions’ 16 November 2019...

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26 September 2019

East Africa: Recruitment agencies' complicity in subjecting migrant workers to slavery

Author: Wambi Michael, IPS

"East Africa: When the Search for Jobs Ends in Slavery"...

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8 August 2019

UK: Former slavery victims returned to country of origin notwithstanding alleged risks

Author: Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"EXCLUSIVE - UK found sending home dozens of slavery victims despite re-trafficking fears", 6 August 2019 ...

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19 July 2019
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Author: Arnaud Lefebvre , Express Business

« 16 millions d’esclaves dans le monde fabriquent nos marchandises », 19 juillet 2019...

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6 May 2019

Australia: Supermarkets Coles & Woolworths pressured over alleged exploitation in labour supply chains

Author: Mahalia Dobson & Rhiannon Tuffield, ABC

"Coles and Woolworths urged to boycott suppliers linked to the exploitation of migrant workers", 3 May 2019...

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4 March 2019

Ghana: How trafficked children are enslaved in Lake Volta's fishing industry

Author: Dominika Kulczyk, CNN

"Freeing the child slaves of Lake Volta"...

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12 December 2018

Unilever celebrates human rights day with videos on salient human rights issues

Author: Unilever (UK)

"Human Rights: Making a positive and lasting impact", 10 Dec 2018...

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