So Africa: Christian Brothers Investment Services issues call to action to hotels to help combat human trafficking at World Cup events

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16 June 2010

So. Africa: Christian Brothers Investment Services urges eight major hotel chains to take steps to prevent human trafficking; all respond

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 21 April 2010 Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS) sent a letter to the CEOs of eight major international hotel chains in South Africa, asking them to report on specific actions they are taking to prevent human trafficking in advance of the World Cup...On 1 June CBIS posted an update on its website announcing that two hotels of the chains – Accor and Carlson – had responded to their inquiry, Intercontinental had sent a response which did not address their concerns, and five of the hotels chains – Best Western, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels, Intercontinental Hotels, NH Hotels, and Starwood Hotels – had not responded at all. On 2 June, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited the five non-responding companies and Intercontinental Hotels to issue responses. Below are the responses and non-responses of those companies...

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21 April 2010

CBIS Issues Call to Action to Hotels to Help Combat Human Trafficking at World Cup Events [So Africa]

Author: Christian Brothers Investment Services [USA]

Christian Brothers Investment Services...has issued a call to action for hotel chains in South Africa to help combat a rise in human trafficking and child sex tourism in association with FIFA World Cup events being held throughout the country between June 11 and July 11, 2010...CBIS has issued a letter to CEOs and owners of hotel chains in South Africa encouraging them to take swift and strong action to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and other human trafficking crimes...[refers to InterContinental, Hyatt, Starwood, Accor, and Best Western]

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