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The Boycott of Uzbek Cotton Is Over
March 10, 2022

The Boycott of Uzbek Cotton Is Over

By Catherine Putz
After a dozen years, the Cotton Campaign has finally announced the end of its pledge, signed by 331 brands and retailers, to boycott Uzbek cotton on account of forced labor.

A New Flashpoint in Japan-Korea Relations
November 16, 2021

A New Flashpoint in Japan-Korea Relations

By SAKAMOTO Shigeki
Misgivings over the Korean Supreme Court’s ruling in September 2021.
What Forced Labor in Xinjiang Means for Supply Chain Due Diligence
October 03, 2020

What Forced Labor in Xinjiang Means for Supply Chain Due Diligence

By Andrew Samet
Can audit firms actually credibly audit in Xinjiang? Can they actually credibly audit in China at all?

Was Your Face Mask Made Using Forced Labor in China?
August 26, 2020

Was Your Face Mask Made Using Forced Labor in China?

By Nury Turkel and James W. Carr
The American people have a right to rest assured that they are not unknowingly buying products that fund forced labor. 

Are Australians Buying Chinese Goods Produced With Forced Labor?
July 31, 2020

Are Australians Buying Chinese Goods Produced With Forced Labor?

By Joshua Mcdonald
After recent reports laid out evidence that Uyghurs were being sent to work in factories around China after detention, Australian governments are reviewing some contracts.

A New Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Sector?
June 23, 2020

A New Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Sector?

By Umida Niyazova
Despite progress in combating forced labor, Uzbekistan has yet to meaningfully engage in the civil society focused reforms necessary.

Clean Gloves, Dirty Practices: Debt Bondage in Malaysia’s Rubber Glove Industry
November 22, 2019

Clean Gloves, Dirty Practices: Debt Bondage in Malaysia’s Rubber Glove Industry

By Peter Bengtsen and Peter Bengtsen
Migrant workers in Malaysia risk forced labor making gloves for American healthcare giants.
China’s Forced Labor Problem
March 21, 2018

China’s Forced Labor Problem

By Peter Bengtsen and Peter Bengtsen
Forced labor in China receives remarkably little attention despite decades as the world’s factory floor.

Uzbekistan’s Bravest Woman Beaten by Police
June 05, 2015

Uzbekistan’s Bravest Woman Beaten by Police

By Catherine Putz
Elena Urlaeva was taking pictures of people forced to labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields.

Modern-Day Slavery: India’s Other Shame
October 19, 2013

Modern-Day Slavery: India’s Other Shame

Study: India accounts for nearly half of the world’s slaves.

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