International Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports

Oct 12, 2022

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILB), which operates under the U.S. Department of Labor, publishes three reports on international child labor and forced labor that serve as valuable resources for research, advocacy, government action, and corporate responsibility.

  • Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor
  • List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor
  • List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor
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Human Trafficking: U.S. Agencies' International Efforts to Fight a Global Problem

Sep 26, 2022

Human trafficking victims are often held in slave-like conditions and forced to work in the sex trade or other servitude. One international organization estimated about 25 million people were trafficked in 2016.

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Inequality Has Become an Investor Priority — How Human Rights Advocates Can Respond

Jun 22, 2022

 

When the European Union embraced the concept of double materiality in the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, which mandated that investors consider risks corporations externalize onto people, the business and human rights movement notched a significant win. Now the notion of double materiality is also taking shape in a different guise beyond Europe:  Investor concerns around systemic risks, including inequality, are rising.

 

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Heads Up! Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act - CBP Issues Advanced Notice of Known Importer Letters

May 04, 2022

 

Signed into law by President Biden in December 2021, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA, or “the Act”) establishes a rebuttable presumption that all goods manufactured (in whole or in part) in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are the product of forced labor, and not permitted entry into the United States. This rebuttable presumption will go into effect on June 21, 2022.

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New Forced Labor/Human Rights Webpage Now Available!

Apr 06, 2022

As our industry continues to evolve and expand, it’s become more critical than ever for companies to establish comprehensive human rights due diligence. Along with a growing, global demand to uncover all human rights abuses within the supply chain, recent and emerging legislation in both the U.S. and EU has also increased – further emphasizing the necessity of identifying and addressing these violations.

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