PROSECUTION OF A FRAUDULENT LABOUR AGENCY IN TAICHUNG: AN INSIGHT ON THE EXPLOITATION OF MIGRANT WORKERS IN TAIWAN

On 28 January 2021, public prosecutors in Taichung indicted four individuals on charges of human trafficking, violations of the Employment Services Act and forgery of documents for their role in …

ILO Committee of Experts Annual Report 2021

 Application of International Labour Standards 2021 Addendum to the 2020 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations International Labour Conference 109th Session, 2021 https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_norm/—relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_771042.pdf

Toward a new import ban on forced labor and modern slavery

The European Parliament has called for a new EU instrument that allows for import bans on products related to severe human rights violations such as forced labour or child labour. …

Issouf Coubaly v Nestle USA

Eight children who allege being used as slave labour on cocoa plantations in Cote D’Ivoire filed a lawsuit against Nestle and several other major chocolate companies. They accuse the corporations of …

Mars, Nestlé and Hershey to face child slavery lawsuit in US

Eight children who claim they were used as slave labour on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast have launched legal action against the world’s biggest chocolate companies. They accuse the corporations of aiding …

Legal opinion concludes that treatment of Uyghurs amounts to crimes against humanity and genocide

The Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), in partnership with the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), has obtained an authoritative legal opinion on the treatment of …

Ecuador’s plantation workers pin hopes on historic slavery ruling

Hopes raised among Ecuadorian plantation workers to receive compensation after judge ruled they had been victims of modern-day slavery in historic ruling Susana Quinonez was born and raised on an …

Addressing Forced Labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Collective Action to Develop New Sourcing Opportunities

“This report is the fourth in a series that CSIS’s Human Rights Initiative (HRI) has produced to identify how businesses, governments, multilateral organizations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other actors can …

Towards an EU import ban on forced labour: new study

“The European Parliament has called for a new EU instrument that allows for import bans on products related to severe human rights violations such as forced labour or child labour. …

U.S. Bans All Cotton and Tomatoes From Xinjiang Region of China

The Trump administration on Wednesday announced a ban on imports of cotton and tomatoes from the Xinjiang area of China, as well as all products made with those materials, citing …

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