Nestle, Hershey, and Mars face child slavery lawsuit
The world’s biggest chocolate companies have been accused of child slavery in a new federal class-action lawsuit, the first of its kind filed against the cocoa industry in a US court.
Washington DC-based human rights firm International Rights Advocates filed the lawsuit on behalf of eight young adults who escaped home to Mali after being trafficked as children to Ivory Coast and forced to harvest cocoa for one or more of the defendant companies.
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