Article published on March 26th 2018
Rapid deforestation, displacement of indigenous peoples, impact of pesticides on workers and populations... The cultivation of soya is the cause of many ills in the main Latin American producing countries. For Human Resources Without Borders and IIECL (International Initiative to end Child Labor), we must not neglect the impact of these practices in agriculture on forced labour and child labour. And humanly responsible practices are possible, with a commitment of the principals following the new legislation on the duty of vigilance with regard to their chain of subcontracting, and an integration of work and education.
Article published in l'Express on May 20th 2014
The Qatari system of sponsorship of migrants, hired for the 2022 World Cup for example, is accused of turning workers into slaves. For the NGO RHSF, the announcement of its imminent disappearance raises as much hopes as skepticism.
Article published in l'Express on January 29th 2015 after the Rana Plaza tragedy.
The National Assembly considers a bill which aims to make accountable buyers in case of violation of Human rights in their suppliers. A first step, but an unsufficient one according the NGO RHSF.
Article published in l'Express on March 18th 2014
Local communities are not allowed to keep call for bids for products and services made in France. However, they could exclude suppliers who do not respect workers' rights.
Article published in l'Express on November 4th 2014
Following the program "Cash investigation" about "the shameful secrets of our mobile phones" Suite à l'émission Cash Investigation "Les secrets inavouables de nos téléphones portables" broadcasted on November 4th, Martine Combemale and Guy Clavel from RHSF react to this in a article on the front page of l'Express.
Article published in l'Express on May 2nd 2013
The fatal collapse, the last 24th of April, of a textil factory in Bangladesh, supplier of Western companies, reopens the debate on the control of the chains of subcontracting in emerging countries.
Victims of vast fraud, thousands of migrant workers suffer intimidation and mistreatment, alerts Irene Fernandez, Executive Director of the Malaysian NGO Tenaganita
Most of these legal migrants entered the country legally through outsourcing companies based in their home country, or in Malaysia. But, fearing they may run away before paying back money due to the outsourcing agencies (equivalent to several months of salary), these companies confiscate the workers' passports, resulting in a situation of forced labour.