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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

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Press Release   12/22/2020

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Press Release   12/08/2020

The pictures below include child laborers on a cocoa plantation, including young girls. Also shown are the bags used to collect and ship cocoa beans, clearly indicating in this case that they are destined for Cargill, as well as a weighing station where bags of cocoa are sorted for Cargill.

 

Case Update   11/24/2020

Below are some of the photos taken during our fact-finding mission to Cote D'Ivoir. Pictured are trafficked children from Mali between the ages of 8 and 14, working on a cocoa plantation. This plantation in particular supplies Cocoa to Nestle. These young boys used sharp machetes to clear brush and harvest cocoa pods.

 

Case Update   11/24/2020

Linked below are the key briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in Doe v. Nestle. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on December 1st, 2020.

 

Case Update   11/24/2020

 

Press Release   11/19/2020

THE SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR ARGUMENT ON DECEMBER 1, 2020 ON REQUEST BY NESTLE and CARGILL TO GIVE CORPORATIONS LEGAL IMMUNITY FROM USING CHILD SLAVES.

HELP STOP THEM!

Contact: Terry Collingsworth, Executive Director
tc@iradvocates.org Twitter @tpcollingsworth

Press Release   11/18/2020

John Doe 3, pictured below, and the 14 other Plaintiffs in the case filed their brief in opposition to Apple, Tesla, Google, Dell and Microsoft’s motion to dismiss the case. The Plaintiffs were outraged to see that the companies do not dispute that the children were killed or maimed while mining cobalt for Glencore and Huayou, who supply to these tech companies. Instead, these giant, powerful companies claim they can’t really control what the mining companies do. The Plaintiffs show in their response that this is both legal and factual nonsense.

Case Update   10/26/2020