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Development Policy 09-06-2017

Arancha González: ‘Fair’ is a bit of a difficult word

In an exclusive interview, the International Trade Centre's executive director managed expectations about fair trade, as well as broaching the subject of child labour and transparency in the value chain.

EU countries employ slave labourers from North Korea, rights group reveals

North Korea has sent hundreds of workers to labour as "state-sponsored slaves" in member states as Pyongyang seeks to circumvent international sanctions aimed at starving it of money over its nuclear weapons programme, rights campaigners said on Wednesday (5 July).
Development Policy 25-02-2016

Slavery and trafficking continue in Thai fishing industry, claim activists

Slavery, trafficking, murder and corruption at all levels of government still pervade Thailand’s billion-dollar fishing industry, activists claim, despite recent arrests linked to human rights abuses and the threat of an EU-wide boycott.
Development Policy 26-11-2015

Researchers: EU turns blind eye to slavery in Thai poultry industry

Migrants processing Thai chicken for its biggest export market, Europe, face widespread abuse by their employers, partly because foreign auditors have focused on food safety rather than workers' conditions, researchers said on Wednesday (25 November).
Global Europe 08-10-2015

MEPs condemn Thai junta

Thailand’s military junta came under cross-party attack at the European parliament on Thursday (8 October), with MEPs demanding a return to democratic rule, the release of political detainees, and an end to human rights and labour abuses.
Agrifood 01-10-2015

Commission pressures Thailand over illegal fishing

The European Commission issued yellow cards to Comoros and Taiwan on Thursday (1 October) , as they risk being identified as uncooperative in the fight against illegal fishing.

Slavery in Thailand to be shackled by FTA?

Thailand's military government remain in power after rejecting a new constitution. However, a planned trade agreement could persuade it to make more serious inroads against exploitation, illegal fishing and slavery. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 23-07-2015

Thai seafood products could be banned, warns MEP

A prominent lawmaker from the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries told EURACTIV he would support giving a “red card” to Thailand, meaning banning the import of its fisheries products, if illegal fishing isn't curbed, and if the practice of using slave labour is not abandoned.

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