Download the report from the HRC29 side-event caste-forced-bonded labour June 2015
Tainted Carpets: Slavery and Child Labor in India’s Hand-Made Carpet Sector is the largest single first-hand study of slavery and child labor conducted to date, and the largest single study of slavery and child labor in a commodity’s supply chain. Kara was the lead investigator and author of the report, which was released through […]
Harvard child labour expert, Siddharth Kara, comments that caste is a key factor underlying child slavery in India. He says that,
“Every single child labourer that I have documented comes from a highly impoverished family unit and belongs to a low-caste or minority community.”
It is Kara’s second explosive study of slavery, this time focusing on […]
Hidden Apartheid – Caste Discrimination Against India’s ‘Untouchables’ (Human Rights Watch/CHRGJ, 2007, Publication)
Hidden Apartheid was produced as a “shadow report” to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), in advance of its February 2007 consideration of a report by the government of India.
CERD is a body of independent experts responsible for monitoring states’ compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All […]