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13 August 2019

China: Amazon accused of child labour after schoolchildren found working in supply chain; Incl. co. comments

In August 2019, leaked documents to China Labor Watch revealed that more than 1,000 schoolchildren aged 16-18 were employed by Foxconn, Amazon's supplier, to meet targets during peak production periods. According to the documents, children were drafte...

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13 August 2019

China: Amazon and Foxconn respond to allegations of child labour in supplier factory

Author: VOA News

"Amazon Pledges to Probe Claims of Worker Abuse at China Factory", 12 August 2019 ...

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13 August 2019
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Author: Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung

Mit der Veröffentlichung der Fortschrittsberichte legen dieses Jahr erstmals alle Bündnismitglieder öffentlich Rechenschaft darüber ab, was sie tatsächlich im letzten Jahr erreicht haben, um menschenwürdige Arbeitsbedingungen, Umweltschutz und faire...

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12 August 2019

Calls for major reforms to UK Modern Slavery Act & mandatory due diligence growing, Ethical Corporation reports

Author: Katherine Steiner-Dicks, Ethical Corporation

"‘We know most global companies have modern slavery in their supply chains’", 6 Aug 2019...

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12 August 2019

Navigating a new era of business and human rights

Author: Article 30, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University

In this open-access collection, more than thirty frontline and forefront contributors provide their insights via ranging formats and styles. Each chapter in this collection reckons with a vexing issue in the field of business and human rights (BHR)....

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12 August 2019

New publication: Navigating a new era of business and human rights

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9 August 2019

Cambodia: Report shows that poor farmers experience land loss and human rights abuse in Cambodia's micro-finance sector

Author: LICADHO & STT

"Collateral Damage: Land Loss and Abuses in Cambodia's Microfinance Sector", 7 August 2019...

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9 August 2019

China: Schoolchildren found working nights & overtime to meet production targets in Amazon supply chain; Incl. co. comment

Author: Gethin Chamberlain, The Guardian

"Schoolchildren in China work overnight to produce Amazon Alexa devices", 8 August 2019...

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9 August 2019

Ivory Coast rejects US proposal to block its cocoa from US ports to fight child labor

Author: Peter Whoriskey, The Washington Post

"U.S. weighs plan to block cocoa imports produced with child labor. Ivory Coast calls ban unfair.", 7 August 2019...

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30 July 2019

UN adopts resolution declaring 2021 as the Intl. Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

Author: Times of Oman

"UN declares 2021 'International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour'" 28 July 2019 ...

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