UK faces legal action over Uzbek cotton imports


Legal action has been filed against the UK government by two human rights groups aiming to stop imports of cotton harvested with forced labour from Uzbekistan (reports The Guardian).

The Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights and the Global Legal Action Network, a team of human rights lawyers, have launched a judicial review of preferential tariffs applied to Uzbek cotton, arguing that it is promoting the importation of goods tainted with modern slavery.

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