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Forced labour & modern slavery


This section of our website covers forced labour & slavery, including modern slavery and historical forms of slavery.  For only items about companies' involvement in historical slavery , click here.

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6 November 2019

Malawi: Customs and Border Protection issues withhold release order on tobacco from Malawi on allegations of forced labor

Author: Geneva Sands, CNN

'US suspends tobacco imports from Malawi over forced child labor allegations' 1 November 2019...

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6 November 2019

Malawi: Tobacco giant disputes allegations of using forced child labour

Author: Deutsche Welle (Germany)

‘Tobacco company rebukes Malawi child labor claims’...

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4 November 2019

Failure to hold businesses accountable for labour abuses provides 'breeding ground' for worse forms of modern slavery, UN special rapporteur warns

Author: Rosa Furneaux, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Interview: Failure to tackle worker abuse breeds modern slavery, U.N. expert warns", 1 November 2019...

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31 October 2019

Cambodia: Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar discuss ways to strengthen the protection of migrant workers

Author: Long Kimmarita, The Phnom Penh Post

"Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar tackle migrant worker safety", 30 October 2019...

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30 October 2019

Australia: Western Power develops toolkit to identify modern slavery risks within supply chains

Author: Siobhan Day, Utility Magazine

"Energy provider joins effort to stop modern slavery", 21 October 2019...

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30 October 2019

New Zealand: Kathmandu launches initiative outlining plans to tackle modern slavery through ethical business practices

Author: Amelia Arvesen, SNEWS

"Kathmandu focuses on combatting modern slavery in sustainability report", 24 October 2019...

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29 October 2019

Zimbabwe: Amy and police accused of forcing youths to mine for diamonds in Marange, company denies allegations

Author: Desmond Chingarande, Zimbabwe Daily

‘Marange villagers complain of forced labour’ 24 October 2019...

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28 October 2019
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26 October 2019

Cambodia: Govt. introduces National Action Plan to address new forms of human trafficking including surrogacy and sex trafficking

Author: Savi Khorn, The Phnom Penh Post

"National plan to address trafficking launched", 24 October 2019...

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25 October 2019

Thailand: Seafood products’ trade preferences from the USA suspended because of worker rights issues

Author: AFP

Source: Reuters/Jiraporn Kuhakan...

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