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12 November 2018

Cambodia: Labour ministry commits to investigate abuses in brick-making industry

Author: Phnom Penh Post

"Ministry to probe child labour," 19 October 2018...

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7 November 2018

Commentary: Chocolate makers facing lawsuits over failure to effectively address use of child labour in cocoa supply chains

Author: Rosa Furneaux, Mother Jones (USA)

"Your Halloween Candy’s Hidden Ingredient: Child Slave Labor", 31 Oct 2018...

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Article
5 November 2018

China: Students allegedly forced by schools to make Apple watches in factories through compulsory internships; co. says it is investigating

Author: Sherrise Pham, CNN Business

"Apple investigates report that Chinese students were forced to make its watches", 29 October 2018...

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Article
5 November 2018

Dem. Rep. of Congo: Enough Project releases new report documenting links between cobalt mining, corruption, and human rights abuses

Author: Enough Project

"New Report - Powering Down Corruption: Tackling Transparency and Human Rights Risks from Congo's Cobalt Mines to Global Supply Chains", 30 October 2018....

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25 October 2018
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Author: Intellivoire (Côte d''Ivoire)

« Travail d’esclaves d’enfants Maliens en Côte d’Ivoire : Une Cour d’ appel aux États-Unis rétablit une action en justice contre Nestlé et Cargill », 25 Octobre 2018...

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Story
24 October 2018

US appeals court allows lawsuit against Nestlé & Cargill over their alleged complicity in child slavery to proceed

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22 October 2018
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Le rapport "L’or à la croisée des chemins Étude d’évaluation des chaînes d’approvisionnement en or produit au Burkina Faso, au Mali et au Niger" s’attache à faire le point sur les conditions de production et de commerce de l’or dans ces trois pays,...

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Article
18 October 2018

New report looks at reporting progress under the UK Modern Slavery Act; finds need for better enforcement

Author: Ergon Associates

"Modern slavery reporting: Is there evidence of progress?", October 2018...

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16 October 2018

Canada: Parliamentary report requests Govt. develop legislation that motivates business to eliminate child labour

In November and December 2017, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development undertook a study on child labour in supply chains. The Subcommittee received...

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14 October 2018

Cambodia: Govt warns businesses not to employ minors following report of child labour in brick industry

Author: Mom Kunthear, Khmer Times

"Ministry addresses child labour", 15 October 2018...

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