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Artigo
11 February 2008
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Autor: Steve Trent, Executive Director, Environmental Justice Foundation, in Ethical Corporation

Each year tens of thousands of children and students see their schools close for weeks on end while they are forced, by their Government, into fields to harvest Uzbekistan’s cotton...For the past 3 years the UK based non-profit the Environmental...

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Artigo
19 January 2008
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Autor: Gulnoza Saidazimova, Radio Free Europe

In an open letter on January 17, some 100 Uzbek dissidents and activists abroad and 40 in the country say the forced use of child labour in the Uzbek cotton industry has become a "deliberate state policy"…[T]he letter…says that in recent years forced...

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Artigo
17 January 2008
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Autor: Civil society activists of Uzbekistan to European Council, US Administration, Intl. Cotton Advisory Committee, UNICEF & ILO

We are writing to you following the reaction of certain international organizations to our previous call for the boycott of Uzbek cotton and to media reports that raised the issue of forced child labor in Uzbekistan. In the current statement we would...

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Artigo
15 January 2008
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Autor: Environmental Justice Foundation

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) applaud Tesco’s breakthrough decision following ongoing discussions with the campaigning group to place a ban on all cotton sourced from Uzbekistan for its clothing range, homeware and corporate purchases.....

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Artigo
7 January 2008
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Autor: Tesco

Following ongoing discussions with campaign groups on the subject of cotton production and the use of child labour in this part of the supply chain, we feel the need to re-iterate Tesco’s revulsion at the use of child labour. We realise that child...

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  • Empresas relacionadas: Tesco
Artigo
12 December 2007
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Autor: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In November 2007, War on Want released a report, "Fanning the Flames: The role of British mining companies in conflict and the violation of human rights". The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies referred to in the report...

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Artigo
1 December 2007
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Autor: Environmental Justice Foundation

Even if effective monitoring engenders significant costs, the potential to positively transform the lives of millions of children means they can legitimately be passed onto the consumer. Where companies are failing, regulations must be implemented....

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Artigo
30 November 2007
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Autor: International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)

Thank you for ensuring that the Secretariat of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) received a copy of your call for a boycott of Uzbek cotton. We take your allegations of forced child labor and chemical exposure seriously...The...

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Artigo
28 November 2007
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Autor: Helsingin Sanomat [Finland]

The Estonian textile factory Krenholm…has put a stop to its purchases from Uzbekistan following suspicions of the use of child labour, reported Martti Haarajoki, the CEO of Krenholm, on Tuesday. On Monday, the textile and clothing design company...

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Artigo
19 November 2007
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Autor: Mark Curtis, War on Want

This report forms part of War on Want’s campaign to confront those companies which exacerbate or profit from war…The following pages examine the role of the mining industry in exacerbating conflict and human rights abuse across the world…War on Want...

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