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Are Amazon, Walmart, and eBay’s online 'marketplaces' providing a refuge for goods made with forced labor?
Author: Charlotte Tate & Eric Gottwald, International Labor Rights Forum
...[W]hile browsing online, we were surprised to find that we could buy cotton hand towels advertised as “made in Turkmenistan” on the websites of Amazon, Walmart, and eBay. In May 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) took the extraordinary...
Uzbekistan: Activists say Ammofos-Maxam & Maxam-Chirchiq implicated in deaths related to forced labour in cotton sector
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Ammofos-Maxam & Maxam-Chirchiq to respond to allegations that the companies are implicated in tragic deaths related to forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton sector. The companies did not respond. ...
ClientEarth creates online hub for forest defenders with legal information regarding forestry sector
Author: Marianne Brooker, Ecologist (UK)
"Legal hub for forest defenders", 07 Feb 2019...
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Thailand: 89 groups urge gov't to oppose new cases filed by Thammakaset against human rights defenders
Author: 89 International and National Organisations
"Open Letter re New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders," 14 February 2019...
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Canada: Standing Committee report on resource extraction in Latin America recommends Govt. focus development initiatives on root causes of human rights abuses
Author: Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, House of Commons
"Race to the top: Improving Canada's extractive sector corporate social responsibility strategy to safeguard human rights in Latin America," 31 Jan 2019...
As reported by German newspaper TAZ (“Die Tageszeitung”) on 10 February 2019, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has drafted an as of yet unpublished law on mandatory human rights due diligence for German compan...
Report condemns lobbying by electronics industry to create loophole in intl. law allowing European countries to export toxic electronic waste
Author: Sandra Laville, The Guardian
"UK worst offender in Europe for electronic waste exports – report", 7 Feb 2019...