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 …

Xinjiang cotton found in Adidas, Puma and Hugo Boss tops, researchers say

Researchers say they have found traces of Xinjiang cotton in shirts and T-shirts made by Adidas, Puma and Hugo Boss, appearing to contradict the German clothing companies’ promises to revise their supply …

Hong Kong judge rules in favor of abused Philippine domestic worker

A Hong Kong judge ruled Friday the police had “prematurely curtailed” their investigation of a Philippine domestic worker being exploited by her employer, a biting assessment of the city’s failure …

RAMONA MATOS RODRIGUEZ, ET AL., v. PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION,

This is the decision of the US DC Circuit Court applying the IOIA’s commercial activities exception to an international organization accused of facilitating human trafficking and sued in a US court. …

Britain hands billions to projects linked to labour abuse and climate damage

The British government has provided more than £5bn in the past three years to overseas energy and infrastructure projects linked to labour abuses and environmental damage, according to documents and …

Workers Sue Dyson on Allegations of Forced Labor in Malaysian Supplier

Migrant workers from Nepal and Bangladesh are suing a widely recognized British brand, household appliance manufacturer, Dyson, over complaints of forced labor and other dangerous working conditions at one of its supplier …

Nurses Who Faced Lawsuits for Quitting Are Fighting Back

Migrant nurses have filed a proposed class action in Health Carousel’s home state of Ohio, accusing the company of human trafficking. Although “trafficking” evokes images of people brutally beaten or …

Slavery Entrenched by Law: Immigrant Workers in the Gulf Story

Siddiq Shehab arrived in the Gulf from his native Mangalore in South India in 1982, carrying an almost empty suitcase. Siddiq left everything behind and travelled to the Gulf to …

Faced With Questions About Forced Labor in China, the I.O.C. Is Tight-Lipped

Olympic officials are reluctant to probe whether any Beijing 2022 merchandise might have been made under duress by Uyghurs, an activist group charges. The activists’ request was straightforward: They wanted …

U.S. blocking tomato shipments from Mexican farms accused of abusing workers

“An export powerhouse that provides much of America’s vegetables, the Mexican produce industry in recent years has followed up on some promised reforms aimed at preventing the abuse of farmworkers. …

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