Supply Chain

It’s not a just transition if clean energy is powered by forced labor
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It’s not a just transition if clean energy is powered by forced labor

The phrase “just transition” is on everybody’s lips in the aftermath of COP27, but in the race toward cleaner energy, are we losing sight of what justice really looks like?   A closer look at solar panel and electric transport supply chains suggest we may be sidelining human rights as we scale up solutions to the…

Local organization promotes shopping to end human trafficking this holiday season
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Local organization promotes shopping to end human trafficking this holiday season

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ahead of Black Friday and the holiday shopping season, the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking is reminding customers to choose their products and retailers carefully to avoid contributing to the forced labor trade. The United Nations, this year, estimated 28 million people around the world, including children, are in forced labor –…

Trump White House Blocked Dozens of New Government Websites – Business Insider
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Trump White House Blocked Dozens of New Government Websites – Business Insider

Federal agencies asked the Trump White House to approve dozens of new “.gov” websites. But Trump officials rejected many of them, according to records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. In contrast, the Biden White House has approved almost all such website requests. Donald Trump’s White House blocked dozens of federal agencies from…

Thailand's fishery nightmare a global challenge – Big News Network.com
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Thailand's fishery nightmare a global challenge – Big News Network.com

The reported horrors faced by some migrant workers in Thailand’s fisheries point to a crisis affecting the world. Many migrants who sign up to work in Thailand’s fishing industry have no idea what awaits. Many are tricked and promised steady work with monthly earnings to deceive them into modern slavery. The reported conditions are hellish:…

FACT SHEET: Vice President Harris Launches New Initiatives to Strengthen U.S. – Philippines Alliance
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FACT SHEET: Vice President Harris Launches New Initiatives to Strengthen U.S. – Philippines Alliance

The United States and the Philippines enjoy an alliance and partnership based on deep historical, economic, and cultural ties, and our shared democratic values.  The United States and the Philippines stand together as friends, partners, and allies.  Now and always, the U.S. commitment to the defense of the Philippines is ironclad, and we are committed…

Innocence Sold: Despite law, sex trade flourishes at hotels – Sun Sentinel
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Innocence Sold: Despite law, sex trade flourishes at hotels – Sun Sentinel

First of four parts. The assault spilled into the fifth-floor hallway of the Plaza Hotel on State Road 7 in Fort Lauderdale. Angry that a 17-year-old girl refused to turn over the full $200 take from two sexual encounters with men, Damion Miller allegedly struck her and choked her. She fled the room and ran…

Equipping businesses to meet requirements of Norwegian Transparency Act
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Equipping businesses to meet requirements of Norwegian Transparency Act

Our team hosted an event in Norway to inform and share knowledge about modern-day slavery among businesses and professionals in light of the new Norwegian Transparency Act. Following the introduction of the Transparency Act in July this year, Hope for Justice and Slave-Free Alliance are working to support organisations in meeting the requirements of the…

Polaris Partners with Mexico’s Government to Combat Labor Trafficking
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Polaris Partners with Mexico’s Government to Combat Labor Trafficking

It is no secret that the U.S. agriculture industry is largely sustained by a Mexican workforce, as few U.S.-born workers are willing to take these difficult and low-paid jobs. This is why Polaris has been working tirelessly with the Consulates from Mexico in the U.S. to speak directly with the Mexican community working in the U.S.

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Can private inspections and certification schemes really fix forced labor?
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Can private inspections and certification schemes really fix forced labor?

A new report by Human Rights Watch explores the potential of audits and certification schemes to hold companies accountable for labor abuses in their global supply chains and what their […]

The post Can private inspections and certification schemes really fix forced labor? appeared first on FreedomUnited.org.

Improving the proposed EU regulation to ban forced labour products: a model law
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Improving the proposed EU regulation to ban forced labour products: a model law

10 November 2022 In the latest blog, Sian Lea and Rocio Domingo Ramos from the Business and Human Rights team discuss the proposed EU regulation to ban forced labour products and introduce our model law.   Image credit: Alexandre Lallemand, via Unsplash. On 14 September 2022, the European Commission published a proposal for a law…