Forced labour & modern slavery
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Author: Daniela Penha, Repórter Brasil (Brazil)
"Negros são 82% dos resgatados do trabalho escravo no Brasil - Maioria dos 2.043 negros e pardos encontrados em situação análoga à escravidão entre 2016 e 2018 é de jovens, nordestinos e sem escolaridade. Para especialistas, dados revelam a marginaliz...
EU: Anti-Slavery Intl. argues in favour of mandatory human rights due diligence, highlighting NGO and company support
Author: Chloe Cranston, Anti-Slavery International, via Thomson Reuters Foundation
"Why we are calling on the EU to make tackling abuses in supply chains mandatory", 14 Nov 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on mandatory human rights due diligence
- Related companies: Mars Mondelēz International
Author: Naledi Shange, Sunday Times (South Africa)
‘Joburg factory bust for employing children and illegal immigrants under 'horrific' conditions’ 16 November 2019...
Author: Nyasha Chingono, The Guardian (UK)
‘$1 a week: the bitter poverty of child sugarcane workers in Zimbabwe’ 19 November 2019...
Australia: Authorities to investigate alleged exploitation of Fijian workers 'deceptively recruited' on farms
Author: Leonie Thorne & Prianka Srinivasan, ABC News
"Australian federal authorities probing alleged exploitation of Fijian villagers on Victorian farms", 15 November 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia
Author: Catherine Putz, The Diplomat
“Cotton and Corporate Responsibility: Fighting Forced Labor in Xinjiang and Uzbekistan”, 14 Nov 2019...
Human Rights organizations push for legal action in UK to stop importation of Uzbekistan cotton harvested with forced labour
Author: Annie Kelly, Guardian (UK)
"Lawyers challenge UK imports of 'slavery-tainted' Uzbek cotton", 21 Oct 2019...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest Legal News
Responsible Sourcing Network proposes initiative to prevent forced labour in Chinese cotton products
Author: Responsible Sourcing Network
“It’s Time Forced Labor in China’s Cotton Production Is Taken Seriously”, 14 Nov 2019...