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ILRF Report Charges Workers' Rights Abuse in Bangladesh Garment Factories

Women's Wear Daily
WASHINGTON — Workers’ rights abuses persist in Bangladesh apparel factories even as international retailers and brands actively engage in instituting safety reforms following two industrial tragedies, according to a new report by the International Labor Rights Forum. 
The report, titled “Our Voices, Our Safety. Bangladeshi Workers Speak Out,” charges that a “climate of fear and intimidation” prevails in Bangladesh’s garment industry. 

More Than 30 Trade Unionists Have Been Killed in Honduras Since 2009

The Nation
Honduras is a country that many Americans tend to encounter mainly in the news and the grocery store. We see headlines about the influx of migrant children at the southern US border fleeing economic and social devastation. And we enjoy the fruits of the country’s economic underdevelopment every day at grocery stores stocked with Honduran-grown bananas and coffee beans.

Uzbekistan: Harvest Monitor's Office Destroyed in Unexplained Fire

A leading campaigner in the effort to document Uzbekistan’s cotton harvest, which has been blighted by claims of rights abuses, has found his office destroyed by an unexplained fire. 
Activists monitoring the harvest have faced an unprecedented wave of intimidation from authorities this year, despite mounting international scrutiny of the sector.

Colibri Law Firm member attends US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum

The Lawyer
Colibri Law Firm’s UK and USA head of marketing and business development Zosia Demkowicz attended the US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum in Washington DC on Monday 19 October.
The forum was organised by the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce and hosted a delegation of high-level Uzbek officials, including the Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade, Elyor Ganiev, and the Uzbek Ambassador to the US, Bakhtiyar Gulyamov.