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Modern Slavery needs Modern Laws

84 years ago Charlie Chaplin was at the height of his career, 84 years ago the very notion of a computer or instant coffee was pure science fiction. 126 more words

Rights

Eritrea: British Government meets Nevsun mining over use of forced labour

The Canadian Mining group, Nevsun, has been under intense pressure after the UN’s Commission of Inquiry found evidence that it was employing Eritrean conscripts. The National Service personnel, working through a South African subcontractor, were using the conscripts in slave-like conditions. 1,264 more words

Africa

Eritrea: Nevsum mining human rights audit over forced labour

A comprehensive United Nations Human report alleded that the Canadian mining company, Nevsun, is using forced labour from the Eritrean conscription system on its Bisha mine. 1,567 more words

Africa

Eritrea: UN Commission details forced labour at Nevsun's Bisha mine

Source: High Commissioner for Human Rights Report

Forced labour at the Bisha mine

  1. The Commission collected evidence that forced labour occurred in the context of the development and exploitation of the Bisha mine, 150 km west of Asmara, which to date is the only mine in operation in Eritrea.
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Africa

Magdelene Laundries

Racism in the USA has always been a contentious political and social issue, well publicised and always in public view.

But the persecution of juvenile women in the Irish Free State, was carried on for decades, concealed by the Roman Catholic church, with the active complicity of the  state authorities, and in a country with a small rural population where everyone knows everybody and everything that is going on, was regarded as a non-issue by the general populace. 70 more words

Extending free child care is a symptom of Osbornes economic failure

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,099

Thursday 28 May 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

Back in the day the man as bread winner was written in stone. 390 more words

Youth exploitation by the new Victorians

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,092

Thursday 21 May 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

You can call compulsory community work for 30 hours a week for £1.91 per hour many things but what you cannot call it is employment. 269 more words