GERMANY: 5 RETAILERS ACCUSED OF USING FORCED LABOUR IN XINJING

On 9 September, Jurist reported that the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) has filed a criminal complaint.  It says that it has found that companies including Lidl, Aldi, Hugo Boss, and others have “allegedly directly or indirectly abetted and profited from the forced labour of the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang”.  This followed a French inquiry opened to look into allegations that Uniqlo and Zara have profited from similar forced labour in Xinjiang.

https://www.jurist.org/news/2021/09/germany-companies-accused-of-using-forced-labor/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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