The World Bank has been implicated in a violation of human rights in Uzbek state-owned cotton fields
On our minds are the recent allegations against the World Bank for enabling forced cotton labour in Uzbekistan. Nearly 60 years after UN agency the International Labour Organisation forbade compulsory labour, a human rights group has accused the World Bank of violating international law in the country by granting the Uzbek government agricultural loans despite knowing that they send a large number of citizens to work in state-owned cotton fields each year under the threat of penalty. Though admitting that the main liability lies on the leaders of the Central Asian nation, the human rights group also hold global brands sourcing cotton from the country responsible for sustaining the exploitation. The allegations have been formally submitted in a report called ‘Financing Forced Labour’. Read more here.
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