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June 19, 2021 Press Release

Contact: Terry Collingsworth, Executive Director Twitter @tpcollingsworth

Press Release   06/18/2021


Terry Collingsworth
International Rights Advocates
202-543-5811/ / @tpcollingsworth  

Press Release   06/17/2021

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   06/11/2021

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  

Press Release   06/01/2021

Press Release: IRAdvocates Stands in Support of Steven Donziger

Press Release   05/17/2021

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.

Press Release   04/01/2021

Contact: Terry Collingsworth, Executive Director 1-202-543-5811 @tpcollingsworth

The Complaint filed today and the full press release are attached below.

Press Release   02/12/2021

Below is the english translation of a recent El Tiempo Article describing the prosecution of the heads of Drummond Colombia, Augusto Jimenez Mejia and Jose Miguel Linares. Please also find attached below the decision of the prosecutor.


Drummond Colombia president accused of alleged link with paramilitaries--
The prosecuting body declared the illegal actions of the Northern Block of the AUC
a crime against humanity.

Press Release   12/30/2020

Dear Friends,

Press Release   12/22/2020