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13 July 2016

Are US Companies Starting to Feel the Repercussions of New Anti-Slavery Regulations?

Author: Source Intelligence

For decades, the US border customs agents have overlooked section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act, which prohibited goods from entering the US made with the use of forced labor. Earlier in 2016, President Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade...

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30 October 2015

Eritrea: UN has received reports of use of forced labour at Nevsun's mine from "numerous sources"; includes company's comments

The Security Council's Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea - has found evidence of forced labour practices at Nevsun's Bisha mine in Eritrea. Nevsun has in the recent past denied existence of forced labour at its mine.

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10 March 2011

[video] Ruby trade hides Myanmar slavery

Author: Al Jazeera

Myanmar on Thursday opens one of its biggest ever sales of precious gems - an opportunity for the government to flaunt its massive ruby industry. However, what it wont show is the virtual slavery involved in the industry, with children as young as four...

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27 April 2010
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Author: AFP

Un tribunal zimbabwéen a autorisé la vente des diamants provenant de mines où de graves violations des droits de l'homme ont été signalées, a rapporté aujourd'hui la presse gouvernementale. Selon le journal The Herald, un tribunal a autorisé la vente...

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24 March 2010

Tracing the bitter truth of chocolate and child labour

Author: BBC Panorama

In an investigation into the supply chain that delivers much of the chocolate sold in the UK - more than half a million tonnes a year - the BBC found evidence of human trafficking and child slave labour. Panorama also found that there is no guarantee,...

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23 February 2010

Rights group seeks Marange diamonds ban [Zimbabwe]

Author: Mxolisi Ncube, Zimbabwe Times

[Human Rights Watch]...this week warned that the Kimberley Process was in danger of becoming irrelevant following its failure to ban diamonds mined from Marange in eastern Zimbabwe...HRW said Zimbabwe’s diamonds were being mined under conditions of...

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15 February 2010

Metals in mobile phones financing brutal war in Congo

Author: Global Witness

Metals found in everyday electronics items, such as mobile phones and computers, are being mined illegally in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and funding a conflict that has caused millions of deaths, said Global Witness on the opening...

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12 February 2010
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Author: RTL [Luxembourg]

Près de 99,5 pc du chocolat belge vendu dans les grandes surfaces contient du cacao récolté par des enfants-esclaves, affirme Oxfam qui demande aux producteurs belges d'utiliser des fèves de cacao provenant du commerce équitable... Les petits fermiers...

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11 September 2009

Embassy guards visited sex-slave brothels, whistleblower claims

Author: Tim Hull, Courthouse News Service [USA]

A former director for a private security firm responsible for guarding the U.S. Embassy in Kabul says he was fired for repeatedly warning his superiors that company managers and guards frequented brothels staffed by Chinese sex slaves, and that U.S....

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11 September 2009

September 2009 EarthRights reports re Burma & company responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

EarthRights International published two reports in September 2009 alleging links between Chevron and Total's Yadana gas pipeline in Burma, and human rights abuses there. The reports also alleged that government revenues from the Yadana gas pipeline are...

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