Labor Rights

Total 55 Posts

UK High Court Ruling Rejects Complaint about Government Failure To Take Action on Uyghur Rights

Last week, a British judge ruled against a claim by human rights groups that the UK government was not taking appropriate action under specific UK statutes to address concerns about products made in Xinjiang with forced labor.

U.S. Customs Agency Reports on Labor Enforcement Action

In a piece last week entitled "Implementing the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: A Challenge Worth the Effort," U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wrote for its online magazine about an enforcement action under the the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) related to imports of red dates from

U.S. Treasury Sanctions Chinese Fishing Fleets for Rights Abuses

Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it would sanction certain Chinese distant water fishing fleets for various abuses, including their labor and environmental practices.

UFLPA Implementation Update: Republicans Push Back against Business Proposals on Implementation; Solar Producer Asks for Clarity

As implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) continues, last week there were two new developments: Two Republican members of Congress pushed back against reported proposals for UFLPA enforcement that they considered would "weaken the UFLPA"; and an energy producer reported that it was not having problems importing

UK Government Sued on Xinjiang Forced/Prison Labor Imports

In a hearing before Britain’s High Court this week, a Uyghur rights group argued that the British government has failed to investigate the importation of cotton produced with forced labor in Xinjiang, in violation of UK law.

European Parliament Discusses Forced Labor Ban

At a European Parliament hearing today, there was a discussion of the European Commission's proposed regulation on forced labor, involving a representative of the Commission, several experts, and members of Parliament.
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