Tag: forced labour
This follows call by US NGOs to ban imports of palm oil from FGV and investigate the company.
The US State Department criticises Thailand for not pushing their anti-trafficking efforts enough.
The children rescued were between the ages of 11 and 16 and came from Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Togo.
Ketheeswaran M Kanagaratnam and Vivienne Ketheeswaran are accused of exploiting their domestic workers for the purposes of forced labour from October 2012 to March this year.
Millions of mostly Muslim minorities are held in internment centres across Xinjiang, China, and others forced to work for far less than the local minimum wage.
The government is also seeking to amend laws to give it more teeth to act against forced labour and prevent the possible barring of Malaysian goods to the US market.
Japan denounced an October South Korean Supreme Court ruling - which said a 1965 treaty did not remove the workers' right to reparations - as 'unthinkable'.
Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran says foreign workers who worked overtime did so voluntarily.
The recent court rulings strike at the heart of a fraught history between the two US allies that risks hurting relations in other areas.
Anti-slavery certification schemes or codes of conduct are often sub-standard and fail to combat worker exploitation.
The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that the firm pay each of four plaintiffs - only one of whom is still alive - 100 million won (US$88,000) for being forced to work at its steel mills between 1941 and 1943.
Despite the extortionate fees and the threat of debt, each month around 15,000 people from Myanmar cross into Thailand to take up jobs.
An estimated 25 million people are trapped in forced labour worldwide, working in factories, farms and fishing boats, and as domestic or sex workers, according to the UN.
Clare Bronfman, the daughter of former Seagram chairman Edgar M. Bronfman, was one of four women charged Tuesday in connection with the investigation of Nxivm, an Albany, New York-based multilevel marketing company founded by Keith Raniere.
Police detain agent after the two escape from a ship near Sibu where they had been confined.
He is jointly charged with a supervisor of human trafficking with the purpose of forced labour exploitation.
Many of them face language barriers and are afraid of the authorities while others are threatened with deportation or harm to their family members back home.
This follows estranged ties between the two nations on the heels of the murder of Kim Jong Nam, and a US call to disallow North Koreans from working in host countries.
Death Railway NGO urges Crown Prince Naruhito to help focus attention on the issue, for Japan to make available records of Asians forced to work there.
Both adults and children in the country are subjected to forced labour, according to latest human rights report by US State Department.
About 10 million Filipinos, or a tenth of the population, work abroad to escape widespread poverty and scant job opportunities at home, official estimates show.