End Cotton Crimes: Remove Trade Preferences for Uzbek Cotton

Posted on October 29, 2012 by | No Comments

Cotton Crimes, the European Cotton Campaign Against Child Slavery, issued the following call-to-action today: “Anti-Slavery International’s campaign calling on the European Parliament to stop being complicit in the use of forced labour of adults and children in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields scored a major victory when MEPs rejected a resolution to extend the bilateral trade agreement [...]

INDITEX RESPONDS TO WALK FREE – PLEDGES TO BOYCOTT SLAVE-PICKED COTTON FROM UZBEKISTAN

Posted on October 25, 2012 by | No Comments

Press Release, 25 October 2012 Walk Free activists globally are celebrating the news that Inditex (the parent company of international flagship retailer Zara) is joining the Responsible Sourcing Network’s cotton pledge to get slavery out of their clothes. “Thousands of Walk Free activists from around the world took to the web, Facebook and Twitter calling [...]

Anti-Slavery Day: Cotton Campaign Calls on President Obama and Mr. Romney to Speak Out Against Slavery-

Posted on October 18, 2012 by | No Comments

President Obama and Mr. Romney, during the 2012 US Presidential election campaign the world is listening, and the children, women and men exploited in modern-forms of slavery await your leadership. On this Anti-Slavery Day, the Cotton Campaign calls on you to speak out against the modern day slavery used to produce the clothes we wear. [...]

Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan “Ezgulik” calls on the World Bank to take into account Human Rights

Posted on October 11, 2012 by | No Comments

O’zbekiston Inson Huquqlari “EZGULIK” Jamiyati, Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan “EZGULIK” Website: http://www.ezgulik.org OPEN LETTER TO THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD BANK Shigeo Katsu, October 11, 2012 Vice-President of the World Bank Europe and Central Asia Division Dear Mr. Katsu, First of all, I would like to express my respect to You and to the World [...]

French OECD Office Condemns Trade of Products issued from Child Labor as Flagrant Violation of OECD Guidelines

Posted on October 8, 2012 by | No Comments

Case Update, by European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights e.V. (ECCHR) and SHERPA “Paris, September 26, 2012: On Friday, 21 September 2012, the French National Contact Point (NCP) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) produced its final statement in the Devcot Case, related to the use of forced labor of children and [...]