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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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6 February 2017

BSI Group develops index on addressing trafficking & modern slavery risks in supply chains

Author: Sustainable Brands

“Supply Chain Slavery Index Identifies High-Risk Countries in Fashion Supply Chains”, 1 February 2017...

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31 January 2017

DRC: Swedwatch calls for urgent revision of Kimberley Process to address widespread child labour in diamond supply chain

Author: Swedwatch

“Childhood lost: Diamond mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and weaknesses of the Kimberley Process”, 21 December 2016...

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31 January 2017

Indonesia: Ministry creates certification mechanism to address human rights abuses in fishing industry

On 24 January 2017, Indonesia's Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry issued Ministerial Regulation No. 2/2017, which “creates a certification mechanism to ensure the fishing industry here is free from human rights violations”. Among the...

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30 January 2017

KnowTheChain: Ranking of 20 apparel and footwear companies on efforts to address forced labour in the supply chain

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28 January 2017

Brazil: ILO urges govt. to distribute land to stop modern slavery after landmark court ruling by the Inter-American Court on Human Rights held it accountable for forced labour

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27 January 2017

US judge dismisses Costco lawsuit over prawns allegedly derived from forced labour in Thailand

Author: Sebastien Malo, Reuters (USA)

"Retail giant Costco wins dismissal of prawn lawsuit over Thai forced labor", 25 Jan 2017...

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24 January 2017

UK: Brothers jailed for 6 years under Modern Slavery Act for exploiting Polish workers

Author: Sarah O’Connor and Mark Vandevelde, Financial Times

"Two jailed under slave law for exploiting Sports Direct workers", 24 Jan 2017...

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