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Supreme Court Denies Cert in Nestle, Allowing Child Labor Claims to Proceed

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 15:55 -- admin

International Rights Advocates won a victory this week when the U.S. Supreme Court allowed claims against Nestle, Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill to go forward. The plaintiffs are former victims of child slavery, who worked on cocoa farms in Mali. IRAdvocates Executive Director Terrence Collingsworth welcomes the development. "On behalf of current and former child slaves in the cocoa sector in West Africa, the plaintiffs hope their case will help to end this inhumane practice,” he said.

See below for additional coverage and analysis:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/usa-court-nestle-idUKL2N14V11120160111

http://fortune.com/2016/01/11/nestle-supreme-court-child-slavery/

http://www.dw.com/en/us-supreme-court-rejects-nestl%C3%A9-appeal-in-chil...