Forced labour & modern slavery
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Author: Nyasha Chingono, The Guardian (UK)
‘$1 a week: the bitter poverty of child sugarcane workers in Zimbabwe’ 19 November 2019...
Author: Times Live
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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
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...
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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...
Companies urged to uphold corporate responsibility when sourcing from Xinjiang and Uzbekistan, both with high risks of forced labour
Author: Catherine Putz, The Diplomat
“Cotton and Corporate Responsibility: Fighting Forced Labor in Xinjiang and Uzbekistan”, 14 Nov 2019...
Report "Italian Legislative Decree No. 231/2001: a model for a human rights due diligence legislation?"
Author: Human Rights International Corner (HRIC) & International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
13 November 2019...
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Thailand: Charoen Pokphand Foods address human rights issues in supply chain with 'Human Rights Due Diligence Process'
Author: Bangkok Post
"CP Foods commits on non-violation of human rights in all forms", 14 November 2019...
KnowTheChain assessed 39 of the largest publicly listed companies in the paper and forestry and home furnishing retail sectors on their efforts to address forced labour risks in their supply chains, based on publicly disclosed information. The findings...
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