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Volkswagen dodges cake – and human rights obligations – at shareholder meeting

May 14, 2023 News Digest from Freedom United

Miriam Karmali

Forced labor
Volkswagen dodges cake – and human rights obligations – at shareholder meetingVolkswagen’s annual general meeting this week has been making headlines – for all the wrong reasons. Investors and protestors alike made waves for the auto giant, demanding accountability and transparency for its supply chain, particularly the company’s factory in the Uyghur Region of China where forced labor is rifeRead more…
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Law & policy
 Refugee Ban Bill “morally unacceptable” As the harmful Refugee Ban Bill progressed to the debate stage in the U.K.’s House of Lords this week, the archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby called out the legislation for being “morally unacceptable”. Modern slavery protections are at risk of being ripped up under the proposed legislation. Read more…
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Domestic slavery
Two million domestic workers left unprotected by new Indonesian billThe Indonesian government is expected to pass a long-awaited law this month that would strengthen the labor rights of domestic workers. However, in its current form, the bill would leave roughly 40% of all domestic workers in the country unprotected, increasing the risk of exploitation and abuse. Read more…
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