CANADA RENEWS EFFORTS TO ADDRESS FORCED LABOR IN NEW SUPPLY CHAIN LAW, BUT MISSES THE MARK

Canada’s long-awaited, Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (Act) went into effect on January 1, 2024. While it is largely a disclosure law, it also …

Corporate America Never Really Quit Forced Labor

Inmates do billions of dollars of work for companies and governments each year. A landmark lawsuit alleges many are being kept in prison because the business is just too good. …

France Says It Built the Olympics Safely. Migrant Workers Don’t Count

France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, promised to build the Summer Olympics safely, free of the construction hazards and migrant worker abuses that tarnished soccer’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Months before …

US labor official calls on companies to exit China’s Xinjiang

International companies cannot responsibly operate in Xinjiang and should leave the western Chinese region due to forced labor concerns, a U.S. Labor Department official said on Tuesday. The U.S. government …

Legal action against Dutch firms for allegedly profiting from forced labour of North Koreans in Polish shipyard dismissed

On 15 of April 2024, the Hague Court of Appeal decided that two Dutch companies are not to be prosecuted for profiting from human trafficking, money laundering or fencing. The …

Ecuador: Victims of modern slavery must have remedy and reparation in ongoing lawsuits, UN experts say

 Victims of modern slavery in Ecuador’s abaca plantations, who suffered harrowing human rights abuses for decades under the Furukawa Plantaciones company, must be granted legal remedy and reparation in ongoing …

EU Regulation on prohibiting products made with forced labour on the Union market

The legislation establishes a structured framework for prohibiting the use of forced labour in the production of EU goods and within supply chains. It will empower the EU to prohibit and …

EU Parliament approves ban of products made with forced labour

The European Parliament approved rules on Tuesday to ban in the EU the sale, import and export of goods made using forced labour. The move was driven by EU lawmakers concerned …

Armani company put in receivership amid labour exploitation probe

An Italian court placed under judicial administration a company owned by Italian fashion group Armani accused of indirectly subcontracting production to Chinese companies that exploited workers. The judges in Milan …

HIDDEN HARVEST: Human Rights and Environmental Abuses in India’s Shrimp Industry

“This report is the culmination of three years of research and investigations into the Indian shrimp sector, examining evidence of forced labor, living and working conditions for shrimp supply chain …

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