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SLAVERY NEWS

Brazilian state awarded contract to firm on slave labor 'dirty list'

June 15, 2020 1:52 pm

Blacklisted businesses cannot receive state loans and have restrictions placed on their sales, while the list - established in 2004 - is also used by private banks to gauge credit risk and by international buyers concerned about their supply chains.

International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Abolition: how it tells stories of Indian indentured labourers

September 02, 2019 3:40 pm

Indentured servitude from India started in 1834 and lasted up till 1922, despite having been officially banned in 1917 by British India’s Imperial Legislative Council after pressure from freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi.

Explained: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the United States

June 23, 2019 10:12 pm

It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War had ended and they were free.

Explained: Juneteenth; the holiday and its history in the US

June 15, 2019 12:34 pm

This year, Juneteenth will also feature the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations for slavery. Here's a look at the holiday and its history.

North Korea, Eritrea have highest rates of modern slavery: Report

July 19, 2018 1:22 pm

The researchers also warned that consumers in affluent countries may be purchasing products manufactured using slave labour, including computers, mobile phones and clothing.

More than 40 million people trapped in slavery: new global estimate

September 19, 2017 12:45 pm

It is estimated that 24.9 million people were trapped working in factories, on construction sites, farms and fishing boats, and as domestic or sex workers, while 15.4 million people were in marriages to which they had not consented.

Guatemala convicts ex-officer, paramilitary in slavery case

February 27, 2016 8:49 am

A Guatemalan court on Friday has convicted a retired army officer and a former paramilitary for the sexual enslavement of women during the country's civil war.

US blacklists Thailand 2nd year in a row over human trafficking

July 28, 2015 4:02 pm

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Tuesday that Thailand was working on solving the issues.

Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry

March 27, 2015 12:38 pm

A Thailand newspaper reported that country's junta leader vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor.

US: Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets

March 26, 2015 4:58 pm

The State Department blacklisted Thailand last year for failing to meet minimum standards in fighting human trafficking.