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John Doe I, et al. v. Nestle USA, Inc., et al.

Former child slaves of Malian origin who were trafficked and forced to work harvesting and/or cultivating cocoa beans on farms in Côte d’Ivoire, which supply cocoa beans to the Defendant companies, filed a complaint on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated former child slaves of Malian origin against Defendants: Nestlé, S.A., Nestlé, U.S.A., and Nestlé Côte d’Ivoire, S.A.; Cargill, Incorporated Cargill Cocoa, and Cargill West Africa, S.A. and Archer Daniels Midland Company for the forced labor and torture they suffered as a result of the wrongful conduct either caused and/or aided and  abetted by these corporate entities. Plaintiffs assert claims for child slavery/forced labor, cruel, inhumane or degrqading treatment, and torture under the ATS.

IRAdvocates’ statement on June 12, World Day Against Child Labor, condemning Nestle and Cargill for their ongoing use of enslaved children to harvest cocoa.

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 13:04 -- admin

On World Day Against Child Labor, Nestlé and Cargill Using Enslaved Children to Harvest Cocoa
They have repeatedly admitted that child labor is persistent in their supply chains


Terry Collingsworth
International Rights Advocates

Press Release: Supreme Court Decision on Slavery Could End It for Good

Tue, 06/01/2021 - 18:23 -- admin

Supreme Court Decision on Slavery Could End It for Good
This landmark decision could ensure that corporations are not immune from the universal prohibition of slavery and can be liable for human rights crimes

Terry Collingsworth, Executive Director
International Rights Advocates
+1-202-543-5811 / / @tpcollingsworth  

Chocolate Redemption

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 16:25 -- admin

Easter is the biggest day for chocolate sales in the United States. Unfortunately, most of the Easter candy American children will enjoy is harvested by children in Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana. These countries collectively supply over 70% of the world’s cocoa sold to consumers by the major chocolate brands, and most of it is harvested with child labor. I know this because I have been researching child slavery in West African cocoa production for over twenty years.


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