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21 April 2016

US Customs & Border enforcement agency blocks goods from entering US under suspicion they were made with forced labour

Author: Meghan Hampsey, Human Rights First

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) recently issued two “withhold release” orders, blocking goods from entering the country under suspicion that they were made with forced labor. These are the first such orders since the passage of the Trade...

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16 April 2016

"The new US ban on slave labor imports appears to have teeth"

Author: Tim Fernholz, Quartz

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6 April 2016

US border agents seize shipment of Chinese soda ash - claim it was produced by forced prison labour

Author: Tim Fernholz, Quartz (USA)

"US border agents seized goods tied to forced labor for the first time since 2001", 29 March 2016...

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1 July 2007

USA: New report on industrial toxicity – prior to Govt. scale-back of pollutant reporting requirements

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1 July 2007

[PDF] full report: "Toxic Pollution and Health: An Analysis of Toxic Chemicals Released in Communities across the United States"

Author: Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG)

Industries across the United States pump billions of pounds of toxic chemicals into our air, land, and water each year, many of which can cause cancer and other severe health effects. [This report is based on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI)...

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31 May 2006
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Author: Joaquín Nieto, Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras y Manolis Kogevinas, Institut Municipal d'Investigació Medica

Los estudios que aquí se presentan constituyen un intento de...estimar el grado de exposición de los trabajadores españoles a los agentes cancerígenos laborales...Los principales resultados de CAREX-ESP son, que en España en el año 2004 estarían...

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5 June 2004

[DOC] Beyond Mask-Building: An Ethical Order in Investment [Kenya]

Author: Steve Ouma, Deputy Executive Director, Kenya Human Rights Commission

...studies done by the Kenya Human Rights Commission and other civil society actors have revealed that most voluntary codes and CSR initiatives have been a “convenient mask”...Corporates can act as better citizens by embracing corporate accountability...

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