Forced labour & modern slavery
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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...
- Related in-depth areas: Child labour
Author: Deutsche Welle (Germany)
‘Tobacco company rebukes Malawi child labor claims’...
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...
- Related in-depth areas: Latest news on modern slavery & forced labour
Author: Long Kimmarita, The Phnom Penh Post
"Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar tackle migrant worker safety", 30 October 2019...
Author: Siobhan Day, Utility Magazine
"Energy provider joins effort to stop modern slavery", 21 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...
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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- Related companies: Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC)
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...
Thailand: Seafood products’ trade preferences from the USA suspended because of worker rights issues
Source: Reuters/Jiraporn Kuhakan...