NGO accuses cotton dealer of profiting from forced child labor

February 1, 2011
Tue, 11/09/2010 – 13:08

Are Swiss cotton dealers knowingly profiting from child labour? A German NGO has accused seven cotton dealers in Germany, France, the UK and Switzerland of profiting from forced child labour in Uzbekistan. Among the targeted companies are Paul Reinhart from Winterthur and ECOM Agroindustrial Corp. in Pully, canton Vaud. The European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights or ECCHR, along with various partners, has filed complaints with the Organisation for European Co-operation and Development.

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Source: World Radio Switzerland, 09.11.2010