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United States Courts. European Court of Human Rights - Home page. European Court of Human Rights. Building of the European Court of Human Rights The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR; French: Cour européenne des droits de l’homme) is a supra-national or international court established by the European Convention on Human Rights.

European Court of Human Rights

It hears applications alleging that a contracting state has breached one or more of the human rights provisions concerning civil and political rights set out in the Convention and its protocols. An application can be lodged by an individual, a group of individuals or one or more of the other contracting states, and, besides judgments, the Court can also issue advisory opinions. Welcome to the United Nations: It's Your World. Contact. Nestlé’s Cocoa Plan in action, Côte d'Ivoire. Nestle's Slave Labor. Originally published in Forbes Magazine Companies, People, Ideas Deborah Orr 04.24.06 Anticorporate protesters went after Nestlé for its infant formula.

Nestle's Slave Labor

Now they're at it again--this time accusing the company of using cocoa harvested by forced labor. With their bright pink wigs, colorful placards and painted smiles, the crowd in front of San Francisco's Metreon movie theater last July looked like extreme fans come to celebrate the opening of the latest Willie Wonka film. But these merrymakers had a downbeat message for Nestlé, maker of Wonka chocolate candy.

This protest was organized by Global Exchange, a California pressure group that has organized letter-writing campaigns, appealed to lovers to make Valentine's Day "slave-free" and told parents to mail their children's Halloween treats back to Nestlé and other chocolate makers who buy cocoa from plantations in West Africa. A chocolate trade group in Washington blames putting kids to work on farmer attitudes in West Africa. Nestlé. Nestlé S.A.

Nestlé

(French pronunciation: ​[nɛsle]; English /ˈnɛsleɪ/, /ˈnɛsli/) is a Swiss multinational food and beverage company headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world measured by revenues.[3][4] Nestlé was formed in 1905 by the merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, established in 1866 by brothers George Page and Charles Page, and Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé.

The company grew significantly during the First World War and again following the Second World War, expanding its offerings beyond its early condensed milk and infant formula products. The company has made a number of corporate acquisitions, including Crosse & Blackwell in 1950, Findus in 1963, Libby's in 1971, Rowntree Mackintosh in 1988, and Gerber in 2007. Nestlé has a primary listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange and is a constituent of the Swiss Market Index. History[edit] Nestlé felt the effects of the Second World War immediately.

Products[edit] 28% from Europe. IHS Child Slave Labor News. By Brendan Nally October 2006 Today, almost a decade into the 21st century, most people regard slavery as an issue of the past.

IHS Child Slave Labor News

When people today think about slavery they may recall history class; discussing topics completely irrelevant to their own lives. Many people are unaware that, unfortunately, slavery is still in existence today and it may be more tangent to their life then they may expect. The major companies who dominate the chocolate industry such as Hershey, M&M/Mars, and Nestle all purchase their cocoa from the Ivory Coast in Africa. The catch is that ninety percent of the plantations on the Ivory Coast use slaves, many of which use child slave labor. Every year the profit of human trafficking is about seven billion dollars. Although human trafficking has been an ongoing problem, child slavery has only recently garnered international attention, as well as some attention from the chocolate companies who purchase the slave-made cocoa beans. Sources Used: ILRF Update March 2009: Nestlé and Child Labor in the Cocoa Industry - Independent experts analyze Nestle's actions and words. Reports about the widespread use of child labor on cocoa farms in West Africa surfaced internationally in 2001.

ILRF Update March 2009: Nestlé and Child Labor in the Cocoa Industry - Independent experts analyze Nestle's actions and words

An estimated 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa and 40% comes specifically from Cote d’Ivoire. Children working on cocoa farms, some of whom were victims of trafficking, often work long hours in the heat coming in to close contact with pesticides and often using machetes.(1) Cocoa in West Africa is largely cultivated on small, family farms, but because farmers do not receive fair compensation for their beans, they are often forced to cut labor costs and use the labor of children.

Nestlé is among the international chocolate companies that source cocoa from Cote d’Ivoire and other West African nations. Unlike other chocolate manufacturers, Nestle has operated representative offices and processing facilities within Cote d’Ivoire. Panorama - Tracing the bitter truth of chocolate and child labour. This Easter, Britons will eat their way through 80m chocolate eggs without the slightest taste of how the essential ingredient in our favourite treat is harvested.

Panorama - Tracing the bitter truth of chocolate and child labour

The truth, as BBC Panorama reporter Paul Kenyon discovered when he posed as a cocoa dealer in West Africa, leaves a bitter taste.