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9 April 2018

Zimbabwe: HRW report claims child labour & rights abuses rife in tobacco farms

Human Rights Watch recently released a report titled A Bitter Harvest: Child Labour and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe, documenting how children work in hazardous conditions, performing tasks that threaten their health and safety or...

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23 June 2016

Report highlights new prospects for holding corporations accountable for human rights impacts of climate change

Author: Keely Boom, Julie-Anne Richards & Stephen Leonard, Climate Justice Programme (Australia)

"Climate Justice: The international momentum towards climate litigation", Jun 2016...

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11 February 2016

USA: Tobacco companies’ request to rewrite court mandated public statements re health impacts of tobacco fails

Author: Lorraine Bailey, Courthouse News Service (USA)

“Judge Slams Big Tobacco's Do-Over Request”, 9 Feb 2016...

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10 April 2015
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Author: Valentina IERI-IPS/Naciones Unidas

“El trabajo infantil no cesa en las plantaciones de tabaco de EEUU” – 9 de abril de 2015...

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26 February 2015

USA: 3 major tobacco companies reach $100 million settlement in health-related tobacco lawsuits

Author: Reuters

“Tobacco companies to settle smoking lawsuits for $100 million,” 25 Feb 2015...

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14 May 2014

[PDF] Tobacco’s Hidden Children: Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming [USA]

Author: Human Rights Watch

Children working on tobacco farms in the United States are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides, and other dangers…The tobacco grown on US farms is purchased by the largest tobacco companies in the world…Human Rights Watch interviewed 141 child...

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14 May 2014

[PDF] Appendix

Author: Human Rights Watch

[Includes correspondence with Altria, British American Tobacco, China National Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco, Lorillard Tobacco (part of Carolina Group), Philip Morris International, Reynolds American & Universal Corporation]

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14 May 2014

Cigarette makers can't market to kids. Why do tobacco farms employ them? [USA]

Author: Margaret Wurth, Human Rights Watch

Some companies…allow for lower standards of protection for children in their US supply chain than for those elsewhere…[While] the US has laws to protect kids from the harms of nicotine in cigarettes, there are no restrictions to protect them from...

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14 May 2014

Report slams child labor in tobacco fields [USA]

Author: Mariano Castillo, CNN (USA)

...[Children] suffer the effects of nicotine exposure as they labor in U.S. tobacco fields. There is not an exact figure for how many children work in America's tobacco fields, but Human Rights Watch interviewed nearly 150 [children]...Nearly 75%.....

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8 May 2014

USA: Farm worker activists say Reynolds American should "stop relying on human trafficking" in its supply chain - company responds

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