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WRC Testimony for Hearing on Factories and Fraud: How Human Rights Violations Make Reliable Audits Impossible

Published: May 7, 2024

Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium, presented testimony to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China’s April 30, 2024, hearing: “WRC Testimony for Hearing on Factories and Fraud: How Human Rights Violations Make Reliable Audits Impossible.” This testimony includes recommendations related to audit methodological standards and recommends that Congress hold hearings in which it asks…

WRC Updates: Combating Forced Labor and Gender-Based Violence

Published: April 27, 2023

April 27, 2023 Dear Colleagues, We write today to update you on several developments in the organization’s work. These updates are not related to specific collegiate cases but have important implications for compliance in the collegiate sector, particularly related to forced labor.   Scott Nova Testifies to US Senate Committee on FinanceIn February, Scott was invited to testify…

Experts Commend Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Implementation, Call for More Muscle

Published: April 18, 2023

Coalition members cite Entity List and third-country imports as key for tougher enforcement At a Congressional hearing today, experts called for urgent action to improve the effectiveness of a key import law to fight forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China (Uyghur Region). The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) bans all…

WRC Testimony for Senate Committee on Finance Hearing on Trade and Forced Labor

Published: March 8, 2023

Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium, presented testimony to the US Senate Committee on Finance’s February 16, 2023, hearing: “Ending Trade that Cheats American Workers By Modernizing Trade Laws and Enforcement, Fighting Forced Labor, Eliminating Counterfeits, and Leveling the Playing Field.” This testimony includes recommendations on enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor…

Car Industry Must Take Immediate Action to Exit the Uyghur Region

Published: December 6, 2022

New report shows depth of industry links to Uyghur forced labour The automotive industry must exit the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Uyghur Region) at every level of the supply chain, said the Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region. This includes ending all links to suppliers operating in the Region or implicated in…