Forced labour & modern slavery
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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...
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...
“Para o STJ, trabalho escravo pode existir mesmo sem restrição à liberdade”, 3 de junho de 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: Forced labour
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...
- Related in-depth areas: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
Author: Damon Embling & Euronews
«L'esclavage moderne continue de sévir : les plus vulnérables fragilisés par la crise sanitaire» 5 juin 2020...
- Related in-depth areas: Pandémie de COVID-19 (Coronavirus) : Les travailleurs migrants
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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Author: New York Times
"Esclavos no tan modernos" - 2 de junio de 2020...
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...
- Related in-depth areas: Surto de COVID-19 (Coronavírus) Surto de COVID-19 (Coronavírus): Trabalhadores migrantes
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....