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27 December 2012
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Autor: Helen Pow, Daily Mail [UK]

Julie Keith expected to find Styrofoam headstones in the graveyard kit she bought at Kmart for Halloween. What she didn't expect was a desperate plea for help from one of the Chinese laborers…[She] discovered the chilling letter hidden between the two...

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16 November 2012
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Autor: BBC

Ikea has said it "deeply regrets" the use of political prisoners as forced labour in communist East Germany by some of its suppliers…[Ikea] asked accountants Ernst & Young to look into the matter, dating back 25-30 years. The study indicates that...

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11 October 2012
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Autor: Sriram Srinivasan, Economic times [India]

…The coming together of Indian textile mills and western brands is the latest attempt to salvage the situation, even as lawmakers in India and Europe seem to have taken cognisance of the issue…The meeting, attended by the two retail biggies as well as...

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3 May 2012
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Autor: Kate Connolly, Guardian [UK]

Ikea is facing allegations that it used Cuban prisoners to make its products in the 1980s. The claims follow allegations…that East German political prisoners were forced to make furniture for the Swedish retailer from the 1970s. According to a report…a...

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  • Empresas relacionadas: IKEA
Artigo
12 April 2012
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Autor: Washington Post

...D.C.-based Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) will issue a 200 page report, Hidden Gulag: Second Edition, The Lives and Voices of "Those Who are Sent to the Mountains." Authored by human rights specialist David Hawk, the report calls...

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5 November 2011
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Autor: [column] Zoe Williams, Guardian [UK]

A thinktank wants to cut crime with 'John Lewis jails', but the plan to get prisoners working looks more like a new opportunity for giant corporations…There are big, troubling issues with the direction of travel…as soon as prisoners turn into a profit...

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20 October 2011
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Autor: Maplecroft [UK]

An annual report assessing the risks to business from complicity in the violation of human rights worldwide has revealed a continuing global trend in the use of forced labour, especially across the most economically important emerging markets. The...

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22 September 2011
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Autor: Victoria Bryan, Reuters

German fashion house Hugo Boss has apologized to people mistreated at a factory making uniforms during World War Two after revelations in a new book financed by the company...In the new book...researcher Roman Koester explains how Hugo Ferdinand Boss's...

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5 September 2011
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Autor: Matthew Day, Telegraph [UK]

Swedish retail giant Ikea used political prisoners in East Germany as “slave labour” to make furniture, secret police files unearthed by a German broadcaster appear to show…Quoted in a Stasi file, Ingvar Kamprad, Ikea’s founder, said while he had no...

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  • Empresas relacionadas: IKEA
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5 May 2011
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Autor: SOMO (Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations) and ICN (India Committee of the Netherlands)

Big garment brands and retailers have their products made under exploitative and unhealthy conditions by girls in Tamil Nadu, South India. The girls, mostly younger than 18 and from a Dalit background are employed under the Sumangali Scheme. In its...

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