Dutch Bill on Mandatory Due Diligence

Here is the updated language and proposal for a Dutch Mandatory Due Diligence Bill English: https://www.mvoplatform.nl/en/english-translation-of-the-bill-for-responsible-and-sustainable-international-business-conduct/

EU forced labour ban : not tough enough for some, overreach risk for others

Non-governmental organisation and academia want the EU’s proposed ban on products made with forced labour to be toughened up, but employers from developing countries are urging caution, saying that products …

India trade deal ‘would open UK to goods produced by child labour and modern slavery’

Unions representing tens of millions of workers in India are calling on Britain to suspend talks on a trade deal with the country, warning it would open UK markets to goods produced by child labour and …

UK authorities face court action on Xinjiang

British authorities are being taken to court this month after campaigners took legal action over their failure to block imports of cotton made with forced labour in the Xinjiang region …

US businesses propose hiding trade data used to trace abuse

A group of major U.S. businesses wants the government to hide key import data — a move trade experts say would make it more difficult for Americans to link the …

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 …

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