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Modern slavery and labour rights

EU law. Global impact. labour exploitation and forced labour.

A new briefing and report from Anti-Slavery International, Cividep India and Repórter Brasil considers the potential impact of human rights due diligence laws in the EU on labour exploitation and forced labour. The European Commission will soon publish a proposal for an EU business and human rights law that would require companies operating in the...

UK falls short on corporate regulation

Laws to regulate companies’ behaviour are desperately needed – but at the current time, the UK falls short. We explain why the UK needs to move beyond the Modern Slavery Act and also introduce a law that makes companies act to prevent human rights and environmental abuses.

Towards mandatory human rights due diligence in the UK

Several political processes currently underway in the UK offer civil society space to push the Government on mandatory human rights due diligence (mHRDD), writes Marilyn Croser, CORE's Director. This blog was originally published by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.

Government must act on supply chain abuses

CORE and 15 other NGOs, unions, investors and multi-stakeholder organisations have signed a statement asking the Government to take tough action to ensure companies make serious efforts to eradicate modern slavery from their supply chains.

Why Brazil needs a new law on supply chain reporting and mandatory human rights due diligence

Brazil is losing ground on eradicating modern slavery from its supply chains. Lessons learned from the implementation of the UK Modern Slavery Act could be the starting point for future legal developments in South America’s largest country, says Caio Borges from leading Brazilian NGO, Conectas Human Rights.

The Government must seize the opportunity to strengthen the Modern Slavery Act

The second interim report by the Modern Slavery Act Independent Review makes a series of far-reaching recommendations to remedy the shortcomings of the Transparency in Supply Chains (TISC) clause (section 54), echoing CORE’s submission.

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UK companies can help break the cycle of poverty wages on Assam’s tea plantations

[caption id="attachment_5030" align="alignleft" width="550"] Tea pickers in Assam. Credit: Traidcraft Exchange / HELM Studio[/caption]

CORE Coalition, Accountability Counsel, Nazdeek, and other civil society organisations concerned about labour exploitation on Assam tea plantations are writing to 12 major British tea brands and retailers that source tea from Assam, urging them to use their purchasing power to help break the cycle of poverty wages.