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16 July 2019

Australian brands sourcing cotton from North West China to investigate after reports of forced labour of ethnic minorities

Author: Sophie McNeill, Jeanavive McGregor, Meredith Griffiths, Michael Walsh, Echo Hui & Bang Xiao, ABC news

"Cotton On and Target investigate suppliers after forced labour of Uyghurs exposed in China's Xinjiang", 16 July 2019...

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28 February 2018

India: Report finds female migrant workers are subjected to conditions of modern slavery in factories supplying to garment brands; incl. co responses

"Labour without Liberty", a report by India Committee of the Netherlands, Clean Clothes Campaign and Garment Labour Union, looks into the living conditions in Bangalore garment factory hostels and the particular challenges migrant workers face. The...

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26 January 2018

Labour without Liberty - Female Migrant Workers in Bangalore’s Garment Industry

Author: ICN, GLU, CCC

This study aims to provide more insight into living conditions in Bangalore garment factory hostels and the challenges migrant workers face at the factory and at the hostel. It looks into restrictions on freedom of movement and other indicators of f...

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20 November 2017

Bangladesh: Accord will continue its work until functioning national safety regulatory body is in place, say NGOs

Author: Ben Vanpeperstraete, Judy Gearhart, Lynda Yanz and Scott Nova for The Daily Star

"Why the Accord will be here until 2021", 15 November 2017...

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22 June 2017

KnowTheChain case study: How are footwear companies and luxury clothing brands tackling forced labour risks in their leather supply chains?

This case study assesses how a sample of five footwear companies and five luxury clothing brands address forced labour risks across their leather supply chains....

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27 March 2017

Outreach to footwear and luxury goods companies on forced labor risks in leather sourcing

Author: KnowTheChain

KnowTheChain's apparel sector benchmark found very limited information on how companies address forced labour risks in their leather supply chain. In order to understand how companies’ headquarter level policies and processes are implemented in lower...

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8 February 2016

India: Study reports appalling living conditions of migrant garment workers, brands respond

The paper Unfree and Unfair gives evidence of appalling living conditions and restricted freedom of movement of young migrant garment workers in the Indian city of Bangalore. An increasing number of young migrant women workers are staying in factory...

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18 August 2014

New York City Comptroller urges Ralph Lauren to report to shareholders on its process to assess human rights risks to workers

Author: New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

 “Comptroller Scott M. Stringer calls on Ralph Lauren to assess worker safety and risks”, 7 Aug 2014...

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10 March 2014

Group: 1,500 Bangladesh Factories to Be Inspected [Bangladesh]

Author: Anne D'innocenzio, Associated Press

About 1,500 factories in Bangladesh are on track to be inspected by the end of August as part of a five-year safety pact signed by more than 150 clothing brands and 20 countries... The global agreement, known as the Accord for Fire and Building Safety...

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1 September 2013

[PDF] International tribunal on business & human rights – reshaping the judiciary

Author: Claes Cronstedt (International corporate lawyer)

This memo presents some ideas on how to make effective use of existing legislations including customary international law to combat the most serious human rights violations ...to create an international tribunal on business & human rights..., which...

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