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Great forgotten people of the Covid-19 crisis: migrant workers

Migrant workers in developing countries, but also in our developed countries, are the forgotten ones of the Covid-19 pandemic. They are being hit hard and without any social protection because of our own economic difficulties...

UN Report on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

In connection with the United Nations report on contemporary forms of slavery, it is important to recall the various socio-economic and environmental changes that will increase the vulnerability of certain populations to violations of their...

Marrakech Pact – fair recruitment, a CSR imperative

Fair recruitment is now a key issue in ensuring decent work for the hundreds of millions of migrant workers working in the global economy. Acting for fair recruitment is a necessity for the States, which...

Deforestation, a human tragedy

Galloping deforestation, whether for the monoculture of soya in Latin America, oil palm in Asia, cocoa in Africa…, also results in forced labour and child labour, Human Resources Without Borders observes.

What about really making accountable companies?

The National Assembly considers a bill which aims to make companies responsible in case of violation of Human rights in their suppliers. Will it succeed in making companies truly accountable? A first step, but an...

Child labour: companies are too often in denial

Martine Combemale and Guy Clavel from RHSF express their views on the role of companies with regard to child labor in subcontracting chains.

China: the government’s encouraging sign after the explosion in a plant in Kunshan

RHSF highlights the encouraging mobilization of the Chinese government after industrial accidents at a Chinese metals plant in the city of Kunshan.

Qatar abolishing the sponsorship of foreign workers, should we believe this?

Qatar announces the abolition of the Qatari migrant sponsorship system. For RH Without Borders, this announcement arouses as much hope as skepticism.

Responsible sourcing for local communities

RHSF publishes a front-page article in the Express on responsible sourcing for local communities. Municipalities: “When will responsible purchasing become a part of public procurement?

Mali: reconstruction, a chance to fight against child labour

At the conference “Together for a new Mali”, the international community, including France, mobilized more than 3.25 billion euros. The objective : to help this country revive its economy and its institutions in its post-war...