December 8, 2023

U.K. Supreme Court decision is a win, but what now?

By Ellie Finkelstein, Freedom United

November 19, 2023 News Digest
Law & policy 
U.K. Supreme Court decision is a win, but what now?
On November 15, human rights won when the U.K. Supreme Court ruled the Rwanda plan unlawful, stating that it is not a safe third country for the government to send migrants and refugees. While this decision is celebrated, the government has already declared its intention to continue pursuing a policy of detaining and forcibly deporting people. Read more…
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Prison slavery
Forced prison labor still alive in Colorado – illegally, advocates say
In a historic move five years ago, Colorado made a significant constitutional shift, taking a bold stance against slavery and involuntary servitude, even as a punitive measure for crime. This watershed moment, while symbolically powerful, has not translated into much change for incarcerated persons in Colorado, as a new lawsuit reveals. Read more…
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Forced labor
Uyghur forced labor linked to carbon credit scheme
South Pole, the world’s largest carbon consultancy, sells carbon credits for companies seeking to offset their carbon emissions. A recent investigation has linked one of the projects to the Uyghur region of China, thereby exposing the involvement of Uyghur forced labor in the supply chain. Read more…
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Ellie Finkelstein
Freedom United
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