Forced labour & modern slavery


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13 November 2018

DRC: Communities file complaint with German development bank to resolve land dispute with palm oil producer PHC

Note: For a comment by German development bank DEG please see here (in German).

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12 November 2018

Cambodia: Blood Bricks project looks into modern slavery & debt bondage in the brick-making industry; labour ministry commits to investigate

The Blood Bricks project looks into the connection of climate change and modern slavery in the brick-making industry in Cambodia. ...

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12 November 2018

Cambodia: Blood Bricks team welcomes gov't commitment to investigate & calls for action on modern slavery & debt bondage concerns

Author: Block Bricks team

Note: Below are excepts from the letter sent by the The Blood Bricks team to H.E. Ith Sam Heng, Cambodia's Minister of Labour and Vocational Training....

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12 November 2018

Cambodia: Exponential growth in infrastructure development magnifies debt bondage & modern slavery in brick-making industry

Author: Sheith Khidhir, The ASEAN Post

"Modern slavery's invisible whip," 12 November 2018...

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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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12 November 2018
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10 November 2018

Japan: Foreign labourer ‘interns’ testify to violations at gathering at parliament

Several migrant labourers in Japan under the Technical Internship Trainee Programme (TITP) gave testimony at a gathering at parliament on the human rights abuses they had faced. One Vietnamese ‘intern’ stated he had been promised he would be trained in...

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9 November 2018

Japan: Lawyers urge companies to comply with So. Korea's court ruling over WWII forced labour

Author: Wooyoung Lee, UPI

"Japan to bring South Korean court ruling on forced labor to international court", 6 Nov 2018...

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8 November 2018

Criminal complaint against Dutch ship-building firm for allegedly profiting from forced labour of N. Korean worker

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8 November 2018

EU Parliament to investigate case of 22 Filipino truck drivers found living & working in "dire conditions" in Denmark

Danish police raided a property on 30 October and allegedly found 22 Filipino drivers living in “slum-like” conditions in containers. The property is owned by the Danish employer, Kurt Beier Transport. The CEO of Kurt Beier Transport said that he regr...

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