December 1, 2020

US Supreme Court considers firms’ liability for Africa child slavery

Washington (AFP) – The US Supreme Court considered Tuesday whether two major corporations — Nestle USA and Cargill — can be held responsible for forced child labor on cocoa farms in the Ivory Coast.The case could allow the court to limit liability for US firms for human rights abuses committed in other countries.The lawsuit was filed in 2005 by six Malians who say they were trafficked as children then held as slaves on Ivorian farms, where the US subsidiary of Switzerland-based Nestle and the American agricultural giant Cargill have purchased cocoa.The lawsuit argues that the two companies k…

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