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19 September 2019

UN Human Rights Office documents growing reprisals against civil society for cooperating with United Nations

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

"Human rights: Reported reprisals on the rise, says UN", 19 Sep 2019...

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19 February 2019

Are Amazon, Walmart, and eBay’s online 'marketplaces' providing a refuge for goods made with forced labor?

Author: Charlotte Tate & Eric Gottwald, International Labor Rights Forum

...[W]hile browsing online, we were surprised to find that we could buy cotton hand towels advertised as “made in Turkmenistan” on the websites of Amazon, Walmart, and eBay. In May 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) took the extraordinary...

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18 February 2019

Amazon response

Author: Amazon

Third-party sellers are required to comply with all relevant laws, regulations, and policies when listing items for sale in our store. Those who do not will be subject to action, including potential removal of their account. Items produced in whole or...

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18 February 2019

Amazon, eBay & Walmart allegedly sell goods made with Turkmen cotton produced with forced labor

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18 February 2019

eBay response

Author: eBay

...The items you referenced are prohibited to be sold on eBay. They violate eBay’s International Trading Policy...

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18 February 2019

Uzbekistan: Cotton Campaign & senior govt. officials meet & commit to further steps needed to eliminate forced labour

Author: The Cotton Campaign

"Cotton Campaign Meets with Senior Uzbek Officials in Washington​ - Parties Agree to Intensify Dialogue on Ending Forced Labor", 15 Feb 2019...

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18 February 2019

Walmart response

Author: Walmart

...Thank you for your inquiry and a chance to respond to allegations that Walmart sells goods made with Turkmen cotton produced with forced labor. When we were contacted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, we let them know we take allegations of forced...

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17 December 2018

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders' global survey highlights role of cos. in attacks in several countries

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders (Switzerland)

"World report on the situation of human rights defenders", 17 Dec 2017...

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4 October 2018

Activists protesting at UN call on Turkmenistan to end forced labor in cotton fields & release imprisoned human rights defender

Author: The Cotton Campaign

Protesters gathered outside the United Nations headquarters in New York today demanded an end to state-sponsored forced labor in Turkmenistan’s cotton industry and presented a petition signed by over 84,000 people from around the world that urged the...

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6 July 2018
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Author: Human Rights Watch

"Turkmenistan: Anfrage an deutschen Elektronikkonzern", 25 Juni 2018...

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