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30 January 2019

NGOs support claimants' application to appeal to UK Supreme Court against Unilever for its subsidiary’s alleged failure to protect employees from post-electoral violence in Kenya

Following the 2007 post-election violence in Kenya, 200 victims brought a lawsuit in the United Kingdom against Unilever. The complaint argues that the company was allegedly responsible for its subsidiary's failure to protect its employees living and...

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28 January 2019

Kenya: Trade union official accuses multinational tea firms of exploiting workers

Author: Sonu Tanu, The Star (Kenya)

"Atwoli to sue multinational tea firms in London for oppressing workers"...

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14 January 2019

Rwanda: Businesses in sectors including mining and agriculture will face punitive measures if found engaging in child labour or indecent work says the government

Author: Michel Nkurunziza, The New Times (Rwanda)

"Businesses to face punitive measures if found engaging in child labour", 8 January 2019...

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7 January 2019

Rwanda: Coffee and tea market open to Chinese companies and investors for local farmers' benefit

Author: Michel Nkurunziza, Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

"Rwanda: Chinese Envoy Pledges Market for Rwanda's Coffee,Tea", 3 January 2019...

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13 December 2018

Global Business of Forced Labour examines tea & cocoa global supply chains

Author: The Global Business of Forced Labour

The Global Business of Forced Labour is a multidisciplinary international research project examining the business models of forced labour within global supply chains, focusing on case studies of tea and cocoa....

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18 September 2018

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: Parent company liability for extraterritorial abuse

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14 August 2018

Unilever lawsuit (re ethnic violence in Kenya)

In 2016 employees and residents of a Unilever tea plantation in Kenya filed a lawsuit against Unilever PLC (the UK-domiciled parent company) and Unilever Tea Kenya Limited (the Kenyan-incorporated subsidiary) at the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench...

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24 July 2018
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Author: ComunicaRSE

“Quince casos empresarios que están contribuyendo a los ODS a través de la gestión de DD.HH.”, 20 de julio de 2018...

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23 July 2018

UK appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Unilever over 2007 post-election attacks at tea plantation in Kenya; includes co's statement

On 4 July 2018, the UK Court of Appeal dismissed a case against Unilever brought by the survivors of 2007 post-election attacks at a tea plantation in Kenya.  The lawsuit alleged that UK-registered parent company and its Kenyan-registered subsidiary...

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16 July 2018

EU urged to set mandatory standards for companies to tackle child labor, deforestation in coffee & cocoa sectors

Author: Julia Echikson & Ana Ionova, Reuters

"EU urged to draft law on child labor, deforestation in coffee and cocoa", 11 July 2018...

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