1409, 2016

Doe Vs Nestle et al

By |September 14th, 2016|CLT Monthly legal insights, Legal Compliance, Publications|0 Comments

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Nestle and Child Labour

Doe v Nestle et al, US District Court, Central District of California

Nestle are in legal hot water again.  Nestlé, along with Archer-Daniels-Midland and Cargill (the defendants) are being sued by former child slaves for their alleged use as slaves in the harvest of cocoa in Cote d’Ivoire. The three unnamed plaintiffs […]

209, 2016

CAN CHILD LABOUR EVER BE JUSTIFIED? By Vic Manzano, CLT envirolaw

By |September 2nd, 2016|CSR, Legal Compliance, Modern Day Slavery, Publications, supply chains|0 Comments

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Child labour is not a rare occurrence.  It is rife within supply chains. Some businesses are doing all they can to eradicate child labour from their supply chains, some are unaware it could even be a problem whilst others are resistant in addressing the issue.

When we speak about child labour we are not talking about […]

308, 2016

How will Brexit impact modern slavery and human rights in business?

By |August 3rd, 2016|Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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In the wake of the Brexit vote, there is a lot of uncertainty, which often leads to scaremongering. My sense is that we need strong leadership and calm, precisely what Prime Minister David Cameron recognised in his speech on the morning after the Referendum.

Cameron’s decision to stand down as the UK prime minister means we […]

2707, 2016

The Modern Slavery Act

By |July 27th, 2016|Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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As of March 2016 the Modern Slavery act will require businesses to meet new disclosure requirements, this webinar will provide an introduction to the act and its key legal requirements for businesses.

This webinar will provide an introduction to the Modern Slavery act and its key legal requirements for businesses and organisations. As of 31st March […]

2107, 2016

Asking the right questions….

By |July 21st, 2016|Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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Where does your paint come from?

I’m glad you ask as the answer is fascinating. It takes us on a journey from the flax fields of Germany to the ochre cliffs of Provence, from the lac insects of India to the forests of Canada.

Paint making has always required pigments, binders and solvents and in recent times […]

2206, 2016

EU Referendum Vote: Impact of a leave decision on the environment: guest blog

By |June 22nd, 2016|CSR, Sustainability|0 Comments

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EU Referendum Vote: Impact of a leave decision on the environment.

Yusuf Abdi: Law Undergraduate Birkbeck College, University of London

30/05/16

The referendum vote on whether to stay within or leave the EU is upon us. You can be forgiven for losing interest in anything remotely political, since the purveyors of politics are an often unconscientious and deceitful […]

2605, 2016

Diggin for questions – When to call a spade a shovel?

By |May 26th, 2016|Modern Day Slavery|0 Comments

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Gardening in this country is something of a sport. I understand that there are something like 27 million active gardeners in the UK. That’s about the same number as the number of slaves (we are told) globally. A correlation between gardening and slavery. Can that be right?

For some months now I have been […]

1705, 2016

THE TOWERS CONVENT SCHOOL MODERN SLAVERY AWARENESS EVENING

By |May 17th, 2016|Modern Day Slavery|Comments Off on THE TOWERS CONVENT SCHOOL MODERN SLAVERY AWARENESS EVENING

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April 18th saw the launch at the Towers Convent School http://www.thetowersconventschool.org/ of the first event to raise awareness about modern day slavery.  The event was organised by Colleen Theron who along with The Towers School sought to shine light on such a dark and grave practice that occurs every day in our world.

The all-girls Catholic school […]