Natchi Apparel US import ban lifted ‘thanks to’ collective bargaining

The US has dropped an import ban on Indian garment maker Natchi Apparel, imposed originally on concerns over forced labour. Natchi Apparel, is owned by Eastman Exports and was added …

EU aims to ban products, imports made with forced labour – document

 Products made with forced labour or those imported into the 27-country European Union will be banned under draft rules, according to an EU document seen by Reuters, a move driven …

U.N. Says China May Have Committed ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ in Xinjiang

In a long-awaited report released on Wednesday, the United Nations’ human rights office accused China of actions that “may constitute international crimes, in particular crimes against humanity,” in its mass …

Indonesia to investigate claims fruit pickers charged thousands to work in Kent

A presidential taskforce in Indonesia is investigating the recruitment of fruit pickers who say they took on debts of up to £5,000 to secure jobs in Kent. The Guardian revealed that Indonesian …

Farm labor traffickers bribed Georgia government employees, federal agent testifies

A federal agent has testified that Georgia labor officials were bribed by an alleged criminal organization accused of subjecting farmworkers to forced labor and degrading living conditions, including housing dozens …

Basfar v Wong [2022] UKSC 20

The Court concluded that, on the assumed facts, the claim brought by Ms Wong falls within the exception from immunity provided for in article 31(1)(c) of the Vienna Convention on …

Diplomats who exploit domestic staff cannot rely on immunity, says UK supreme court

The UK’s highest court has ruled that diplomats who exploit domestic workers in conditions of modern slavery cannot rely on diplomatic immunity to prevent compensation claims. Describing exploitation of migrant …

Companies Brace for Impact of New Forced Labor Law

Billions of dollars could be at stake as a law banning imports of some products from China goes into effect. A sweeping new law aimed at cracking down on Chinese …

Immigrants can sue private prison operator over forced labor, court rules

While California awaits a final decision on the legality of its ban on holding immigrants in private prisons, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that migrants can sue a major …

Japan’s Moment to Act on Forced Labor in Supply Chains

Despite past commitments, Japan is the only G-7 member that has not imposed sanctions on Beijing for its state policy of forced labor. In October 2021, the G-7 nations, including Japan, issued …

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