CHRI launched the COAP Report, available here. The Report titled ‘Global Supply Chains & COVID-19. Exposing exploitation in the personal protective equipment sector in Malaysia and Australia’ examines the exploitative working conditions amongst businesses involved in PPE production in Malaysia and the failure of anti-slavery safeguards under the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018. The report provides a number of recommendations, to address the challenges of eradicating forced labour and slavery-like practices in supply chains.
CHRI, together with 8.7 Network members, submitted a Joint response to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Right (OHCHR)´s call for inputs on the adverse impact of forced marriage on the full and effective enjoyment of human rights by women and girls. The response reflects local experiences of forced marriage, and its impact on the rights of women and girls, and underscores how they are particularly vulnerable to forced marriage. The submission also highlights the root causes of forced marriage, good practices implemented by stakeholders including governments/ state actors/ public authorities and civil society organisations, and proposes recommendations to States. The submission is available here.
CHRI, together with 8.7 Network members, submitted a Joint response to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s call for input on their ‘draft general comment on children’s rights and the environment, with a special focus on climate change’. The response focuses on the importance of recognising the impact of environmental harm on Articles 19, 32 and 34 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It calls for ensuring adequate guarantees for the right to be heard; and recognising the general obligation of States to protect, respect and promote children’s rights with respect to climate change and environmental harms. The submission is available here.