Financial sectors’ association with human rights abuses of asylum seekers in Australia

 Blick in das Manus Island Detention Centre, Quelle: Wikipedia | Bild (Ausschnitt): © DIAC images [CC BY 2.0] - Wikimedia

A new report released by the Human Rights Law Centre and partners, details the extent of financial sector involvement in companies associated with human rights abuses in Australia’s offshore detention centres (ODC’s).

It draws attention to the company Ferrovial, a global services company. Ferrovial acquired Broadspectrum in May 2016, despite the knowledge that it was responsible for human rights abuses at the core of the offshore detention regime.   ... →

Textile industry: Syrian refugees in Turkish supply chains

According to the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Syrian refugees (some of them minors) were illegally hired and exploited in several Turkish factories supplying large European clothing brands.

Four companies reported identifying illegal Syrian refugees in their supplier factories – H&M, C&A, Primark and NEXT. H&M and NEXT also reported detecting Syrian refugee children working in their factories.   ... →