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Updates: Nike, Badger, johnnie-O Act on Uyghur Forced Labor

Country: China
Issues: Forced Labor

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova and Ben Hensler Date: January 28, 2021 Re: Updates: Nike, Badger, johnnie-O Act on Uyghur Forced Labor This update is to inform you of recent positive actions taken by university licensees to address exposure to firms implicated in forced labor in the Uyghur Region in their…

The year behind us and the year ahead

Country:
Issues: COVID-19, Forced Labor

Dear University Colleagues, First, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for the robust support the WRC has continued to receive from the university community. Despite the challenges educational institutions have faced during the pandemic, universities and colleges across the US and Canada have maintained their WRC affiliation and continued to sustain our labor rights work….

Did Xinjiang Cotton Crisis Up Stakes for Traceability?

Country: China
Issues: Forced Labor

Update: US Government Issues Sweeping XUAR Ban

Country: China
Issues: Forced Labor

To: WRC Affiliate Universities and Colleges From: Scott Nova Date: January 13, 2021 Re: Update: US Government Issues Sweeping XUAR Ban Today, US Customs and Border Protection issued a sweeping, region-wide ban on all cotton-based products with content from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). This is an extraordinarily strong action, representing the depth of…