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Monday, June 27, 2011

Modern Slavery News Round-Up

Demobilized Chadian child soldiers will need help with re-integration
The top United Nations official concerned with children in armed conflict said Chad would need assistance in re-integrating into society the child soldiers that are being demobilized under an agreement signed with the UN last week.

Investor Statement Urges Business to "Do its Part" to Make Modern Day Slavery History
27 Corporate Leaders in 6 High Risk Sectors are Urged by Global Investor Coalition to Institute Policies to Eradicate Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery from their Operations and Recognizing the broad influence of business on the global supply chain, an investor coalition representing over 90 organizations worldwide and led by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) has issued a statement asking 27 companies to take a leadership role in abolishing human trafficking and slavery.

Gender-based violence in DR Congo continues
Sexual and gender-based violence continues unabated in the Democratic Republic of Congo despite the passage five years ago of laws intended to protect civilians and deter would-be perpetrators. Inaction by judges, combined with indifference by the country’s legal system are being blamed for the law’s irrelevance in daily life.

Judge stays servant lawsuit against UAE officer
A federal judge has put on hold a lawsuit brought against a military officer from the United Arab Emirates by a former employee alleging human-trafficking violations. The order was made in US District Court in Providence Monday.

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