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23 March 2017

Commentary: Lessons from UK, US regulations for Australian efforts to tackle modern slavery

Author: Jeffrey Vogt, Solidarity Centre in Open Democracy (USA)

“Efforts to clean up global supply chains so far come up short”, 22 Mar 2017...

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20 March 2017

Banks can help combat human trafficking by reporting suspicious financial activity, says Royal United Services Institute

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20 March 2017

Jordan: Working and living conditions of migrant workers & refugees

Author: Tamkeen Fields for Aid

“Walled in by Alienation: Working and Living Conditions of Migrant Workers in Jordan”, 03 Mar 2017...

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14 March 2017

Italy: Sexual abuse & slave-like conditions allegedly widespread for Romanian farmworkers in Sicilian greenhouses

Author: Lorenzo Tondo and Annie Kelly, Observer (UK)

"Raped, beaten, exploited: the 21st-century slavery propping up Sicilian farming", 12 Mar 2017...

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14 March 2017

US judge dismisses lawsuit against Nestlé, Cargill & Archer Daniels Midland over alleged child slavery in Côte d'Ivoire

Author: Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg (USA)

"Nestle, Cargill Win Dismissal of Ex-Child Slaves' Lawsuit", 10 Mar 2017...

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10 March 2017

Walmart shrimp suppliers in US human trafficking lawsuit say case was amicably resolved; Cambodian plaintiffs deny

Author: Men Kimseng, VOA Cambodia

"Cambodians, Speaking Out Against Thai Slave Labor, Seek Justice in United States", 9 Mar 2017...

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27 February 2017

Jordan: Garment factory shut down after allegations of abuse against migrant workers

Author: Laila Azzeh, Jordan Times

Minister orders factory closure after alleged abuse of guest workers, 25 February 2017...

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21 February 2017

Thailand: Govt. responds to UN experts concerns on labour, freedom of expression & cases of Andy Hall & others

On 16 November 2016, six special procedures of the UN Human Rights Council sent a joint communication to the Thai Government raising human rights concerns around the prosecution and sentencing of researcher and labour rights defender Andy Hall, and a...

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12 February 2017

Jordan: NGO reports poor working conditions and degrading treatment for migrant workers in garment factory in Al Hassan Industrial Zone

Author: Tamkeen Center (Jordan)

Workers in a clothing factory at Al Hassan Industrial Zone, 12 February 2017...

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7 February 2017

UN Working Group on business & human rights requests information on cross-border law enforcement cooperation between States (due 28 Feb)

Author: UN Working Group on business & human rights

The UN Working Group on business and human rights is seeking information, through a questionnaire, for a study on "best practices and how to improve on the effectiveness of cross-border cooperation between States with respect to law enforcement on the...

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