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12 June 2019

African trade unions urge government action on fair recruitment as cases of migrant labour exploitation in the Gulf increase

A study from the organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC–Africa), the umbrella body of all Trade Unions in Africa, found workers had experienced a range of abuses including unscrupulous recruitment agencies and fees, a lack of...

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11 June 2019

Report finds gaps in enforcement of human rights duties at sea by Denmark, Panama & Taiwan

Author: Human Rights at Sea, Univ. of Bristol Law School Human Rights Implementation Centre

"Second Flag States and Human Rights Report Published", 10 June 2019...

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10 June 2019

Ivory Coast: 20 years after child labour pledge, chocolate companies still cannot guarantee products made without child labour

Author: Peter Whoriskey & Rachel Siegel, The Washington Post

"Cocoa's child laborers", 5 June 2019...

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8 June 2019

Thailand's crackdown on slavery in the fishing industry will succeed if neighbouring countries will adopt similar anti-trafficking laws

Author: Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Reuters

"Thailand needs neighbors' help to crack down on slavery at sea: activist", 5 June 2019...

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6 June 2019

New study on labour migration channels to Thailand from Cambodia, Myanmar, and Lao PDR

Author: Verité

"Thailand Bound: An Exploration of Labor Migration Infrastructures in Cambodia, Myanmar, and Lao PDR", May 2019...

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31 May 2019

Cambodia: Phnom Penh Municipal Court hears the case of an interpreter for Russian TV network RT over filming of the controversial documentary of human trafficking

Author: Sarom Kim, The Phnom Penh Post

"Court hears Rott Mony case", 31 May 2019...

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30 May 2019

Progress on child labour flatlining in world’s manufacturing hubs, according to 2019 Child Labour Index

Author: Verisk Maplecroft

Despite high levels of economic growth and improvements on poverty and education, progress on child labour has stalled in the manufacturing countries most entwined with global supply chains... [O]ur latest annual Child Labour Index... shows that...

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28 May 2019

Cambodia: Thai authorities facilitate Cambodian migrant workers to renew their expired work permits

Author: Narim Khuon, Khmer Times

"Thai authorities to help migrant workers renew expired permits", 28 May 2019...

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22 May 2019

Cambodia: Surrogates face a dilemma over accepting forced motherhood or facing prosecution; NGOs voice concerns over their vulnerability

Author: Erin Handley & Kong Meta, ABC News

"Cambodian surrogates face an impossible choice — forced motherhood, or years in prison", 12 May 2019...

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19 May 2019

Cambodia: Rights groups urge gov't not to criminalise surrogate mothers with new law

Author: Matt Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Cambodia urged not to criminalize surrogate mothers with new law," 17 May 2019...

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