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United States: lawsuit filed against chocolate manufacturers for forced child labor
Planet Labor, 18 February 2021, n°12367 -

The International Rights Advocates (IRA), a human rights firm, has filed a lawsuit in Washington DC against major chocolate internationals Nestlé, Cargill, Barry Callebaut, Mars, Olam, Hershey and Mondelēz, following allegations concerning 8 young Malians who say they were forced to work on cocoa plantations in Côte d’Ivoire when they were children (the events took place between 2000 and 2010).

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