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9 June 2020

Seafarers "forced" to work with expired contracts as govts. demand supplies, close borders amid COVID-19 pandemic

Seafarers are amongst those workers experiencing the disruption caused by travel bans implemented by governments hoping to stem the spread of the COVID-19. Reports have surfaced that workers are having to continue to work under expired contracts as th...

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9 June 2020

UAE: Emaar Properties' Indian migrant workers say they are stranded in co. camp & beg for help to get home

In June 2020 we asked Emaar Properties to respond to a video shared by The Lede on Twitter which raised serious concerns about the welfare of Emaar Properties’ migrant workers. In the video Indian workers in Al Qouz Camp 2, who say they work for Emaar...

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8 June 2020
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Author: Conjur

“Para o STJ, trabalho escravo pode existir mesmo sem restrição à liberdade”, 3 de junho de 2020...

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8 June 2020
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Author: Reuters

« Les législateurs américains disent que le projet de loi ouïghour soutient les musulmans de Chine » ...

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5 June 2020

India: Lockdown reveals widespread trafficking, as children forced to return home amidst factory closures

Author: Al Jazeera

"Lockdown reveals India's rampant child labour as kids stream home", 6 June 2020...

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5 June 2020
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Author: Damon Embling & Euronews

«L'esclavage moderne continue de sévir : les plus vulnérables fragilisés par la crise sanitaire» 5 juin 2020...

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5 June 2020

USA: Government argues that domestic corporations should not be liable for human rights violations under Alien Torts Statute

Author: William S. Dodge, Just Security

"Trump Administration Reverses Position on Corporate Liability Under Alien Tort Statute," 1 June 2020...

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3 June 2020
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2 June 2020
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Author: Repórter Brasil

“Trabalho escravo, despejos e máscaras a R$ 0,10: pandemia agrava exploração de migrantes bolivianos em SP”, 01 de junho de 2020...

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2 June 2020

Australia: Govt. announces appointments to Modern Slavery Expert Advisory Group; unions, civil society and academics express concern

The Australian Government has announced the appointment of ten experts to its new Modern Slavery Expert Advisory Group, following a call for public nomination....

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