At Freedom United, we campaign to end forced labor in prisons and the conditions of servitude in which nearly 800,000 incarcerated people in the U.S. are producing goods and services for corporations for pennies. In Thailand, the authorities are taking action: they banned the use of prison labor for the manufacturing of fishing nets after…
On June 21, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) finally came into force. This law prevents any product partially or totally manufactured in Xinjiang, northwest China, from entering U.S. […]
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Passed by the U.S. Congress on January 31, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution abolished slavery. But, due to an exception clause, the amendment allowed slavery to remain […]
This week, a U.K. high court judge rejected requests from three Sudanese victims of trafficking and torture, who had been threatened with removal to Rwanda, to be released from immigration […]
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Malaysian law does not recognize refugees so many are forced to work informally, thus running the risk of being subjected to exploitation. In a report by Al Jazeera, testimonies from […]
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The first flight sending people seeking asylum in the U.K. to Rwanda was stopped by a last-minute intervention from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday. We welcome […]
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The vinyl flooring industry is experiencing a boom in the U.S. and other wealthy countries. At chain stores like Home Depot, being able to purchase vinyl flooring – what the […]
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Despite the European Union’s claims that they are working to improve conditions in detention centers in Libya, evidence shows that detainees continue to be subjected to forced labor, torture and […]
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As part of the Abolish Slavery National Network Freedom United is campaigning against the poor conditions facing incarcerated people in U.S. prisons. Together we are saying, “No slavery, no exceptions.” […]
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