Forced labour & modern slavery


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17 July 2018

Agri Labour Australia's response

Author: Agri Labour Australia

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the company to respond to claims of underpayment of workers and dangerous working conditions....

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17 July 2018

Thailand: Forced labour, trafficking, & worker abuse still rampant in fishing industry despite reform measures

In January 2018, Human Rights Watch released a report describing rights abuses and forced labor in Thailand's Fishing Industry. This story compiles commentaries and additional reports on this issue.    

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Article
16 July 2018

Thailand: Human Rights Watch urges EU to verify progress on fishing reforms before lifting yellow-card sanction

Author: Human Rights Watch

"Thailand: Labor Abuses Persist in Fishing Fleets," 15 July 2018...

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Article
15 July 2018

Jobs lost to robots will cause increase in trafficking & slavery in Southeast Asia, research claims

Author: Annie Kelly, The Guardian

"Robot workers will lead to surge in slavery in south-east Asia, report finds" 12 July 2018...

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15 July 2018

Australia: Labour hire company Agri Labour Australia faces allegations of underpaying workers; dangerous working conditions

Labour hire company Agri Labour Australia faces allegations of underpaying farm labourers. Workers also claim that they experienced "bleeding episodes" after breathing in farm chemicals. ...

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Article
5 July 2018

Article discusses if consumer concerns can justify trade restrictions to prevent co's importing good made from child labour

Author: Aleydis Nissen, Utrecht Law Review

"Can WTO Member States Rely on Citizen Concerns to Prevent Corporations from Importing Goods Made from Child Labour?", 15 June 2018...

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Article
3 July 2018
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Author: Lorena sales PallaRés and Maria Chiara MaRullo, Persona y Derecho

"El «ángulo muerto» del Derecho Internacional: las empresas transnacionales y sus cadenas de suministro", 8 May 2018...

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Article
3 July 2018

Bahrain: Distressed workers hotline receives over 5,000 calls including cases of trafficking

Author: Gulf Digital News Online

"Hotline for distressed workers receives 5,300 calls from expatriates", 29 June 2018...

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Article
3 July 2018

Building Responsibly Announces Worker Welfare Principles

Building Responsibly...has developed a set of Worker Welfare Principles that establish a common, global baseline for the treatment of workers in the engineering and construction industry. [They] were developed in consultation with a diverse set of...

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3 July 2018

Yorkshire Tea becomes first major tea brand to publish supplier list

In June 2018 Yorkshire Tea (part of Taylors of Harrogate) became the first major UK tea brand to publish its supplier list. The brand made the move following the "Who picked my tea?" campaign by Tradcraft Exchange.   "Who picked my tea?" challenges th...

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