#forced labour News

In a year when misinformation ran amok, “bad” news was vilified, and climate wins were few and far between, here are the stories that Eco-Business readers found most interesting.
Young Indonesian men sent to a 'drug rehabilitation' centre were subjected to violence and forced to work in an oil palm plantation. Two died from injuries sustained at the site, reports The Gecko Project.
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Malaysian plantation companies need to be 'much more public' with their practices, said Joseph D’Cruz in an interview with Eco-Business. This will help clean up long-standing forced labour issues that the industry has been plagued with.
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EB Studio Research finds that financial institutions in the region are largely silent on conflicts over land rights. Most do not consider, in their lending and investment practices, whether women farm workers are treated unequally or if general labour conditions are fair.
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#forced labour Opinion

An updated law prohibiting forced labour is limited to formal employment relationships. Workers in sectors that are unregulated are not sufficiently protected, nor does the law reach workers who have free movement, but suffer mistreatment.
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Import bans bring social issues to the fore forcing agribusiness to assess their obligations to their workforces. Are such regulatory bans the best way to address the social issues prevalent in the industry?
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When forced labour practices are part of supply chains, it is reasonable to ascertain that environmental degradation may be present too.
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