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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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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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25 October 2019

Qatar: ILO publishes second annual progress report on cooperation programme

The Technical Cooperation Programme between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Qatar is an ongoing collaboration through which the ILO seeks to bring Qatari labour law in line with Labour conventions and international standards on worker...

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23 October 2019

KnowTheChain: Ranking companies' efforts to address forced labour in their supply chains

  KnowTheChain is a resource for businesses and investors who need to understand and address forced labor risks within their supply chains. In 2020/2021 KnowTheChain will be becnhmarking 180 companies in three sectors. In 2019 will be publishing inves...

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23 October 2019

Liberal Democrat party unveils plans for legal 'duty of care' on social and environmental issues for UK firms

Author: Fiona Harvey, The Guardian

Businesses would be given a legal “duty of care” on environmental and social issues that could be used to prevent them selling goods from deforested areas and to force companies to investigate their overseas supply chains, under plans set out by the...

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22 October 2019

China: Clothes made with cotton produced by forced labour in Xinjiang is likely being sold in US, think tank says

Author: Quartz

“Clothing made by Chinese forced labor is likely being sold in the US”, 22 October 2019...

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21 October 2019

Lawyers & activists challenge UK importation of Uzbekistan cotton with judicial review, following reports of continued forced labour

Author: Annie Kelly, The Guardian

"Lawyers challenge UK import of 'slavery-tainted' Uzbek cotton", 21 October 2019...

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20 October 2019

Thailand: Human traffickers fail to compensate victims of 99% of decided cases due to difficulty in seizing their assets

Author: Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Exclusive: Thailand's human traffickers flout 99% of court orders to compensate victims," 15 October 2019...

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18 October 2019

Australia: BHRRC supports the New South Wales modern slavery reporting regime and recommends it is brought into effect

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has published its submission to the Inquiry of the New South Wales Parliament into the (NSW) Modern Slavery Act....

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17 October 2019

KnowTheChain Investor Snapshot: Forced labour in the construction sector

Author: KnowTheChain

KnowTheChain's Investor snapshot on Forced Labor in the Construction Sector highlights why investors should be concerned about forced labour risks in the construction sector, what the sector is doing to address these risks, and what action investors...

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17 October 2019

Out now: KnowTheChain investor snapshot: Forced Labor in the Construction Sector

In response to the high risk of forced labor in construction, KnowTheChain has published guidance for investors which provides insight into the systemic forced labor risks in the sector. It sets out what industry and companies are doing so far to...

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