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Updating the Resource Centre Digital Platform

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

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Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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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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3 July 2020
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Author: Bloomberg et Intellivoire

« Nestlé et Cargill auraient utilisé le travail d'enfants maliens en Côte d'Ivoire : La Cour suprême américaine va se prononcer », 3 juillet 2020....

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3 July 2020
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Author: Florian Garcia, Le Parisien

"Esclavage moderne : les employeurs des ramoneurs jugés en Essonne," 30 juin 2020...

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3 July 2020
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Author: Ouest-France avec AFP

« Reims.Trois entreprises jugées pour avoir exploité des migrants dans les vignes » 2 juillet 2020...

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3 July 2020

Nestlé, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland lawsuit (re Côte d'Ivoire)

In 2005, three individuals from an NGO filed a class action lawsuit in the USA against Nestlé, Archer Daniels Midland, and Cargill alleging they had been trafficked from Mali as child slaves and forced to work in the Côte d'Ivoire on plantations which...

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30 June 2020

Uzbekistan: Fair recruitment, effective accountability needed to end forced labor as independent labor monitors harassed, arbitrarily detained

Author: Uzbek Forum for Human Rights

23 June 2020...

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30 June 2020

Uzbekistan: NGO report says fair recruitment & effective accountability needed to end forced labour, documents harassment & arbitrary detention of defenders

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30 June 2020

“Tashkent's Reforms Haven Not Yet Reached Us” – Unfinished Work in the Fight Against Forced Labor in Uzbekistan's 2019 Cotton Harvest

Author: Uzbek Forum for Human Rights

...[E]radication of forced labor in the cotton sector in Uzbekistan remained elusive in the 2019 harvest, despite major progress...[T]he challenges that remain in eradicating forced labor definitively: structural labor shortages in some regions and at...

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29 June 2020

Japan: US govt. downgrades Japan on Trafficking in Persons Report, highlighting issues with foreign trainee program

The United States State Department downgraded Japan to Tier 2 in its 2020 Trafficking Persons Report, which assesses countries' on their efforts to combat human trafficking. The report states that Japan "does not fully meet the minimum standards for...

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28 June 2020

Australia: Govt. releases its first annual report on implementing the Modern Slavery Act 2018

Author: Australian Government

"Implementing the Modern Slavery Act 2018: The Australian Government’s Annual Report 1 January–31 December 2019"...

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24 June 2020

So. Africa: Economic vulnerability caused by Covid-19 may led to more cases of forced labour

Author: Jaynisha Patel & Sarah Child, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

‘Rise in forced labour expected amid the Covid-19 economic crisis’ 20 June 2020...

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