n Africa Conflict Monitor - Child slavery lawsuit shines light on multinationals as accessories to human rights abuses : Africa-wide - monitoring economies - : Africa-wide - monitoring economies

Volume 2015, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 2311-6943


A class-action lawsuit filed against the world's top chocolate makers for using child slaves on cocoa plantations shows growing consumer impatience with companies' failures to ensure that their popular products are ethically made. International consumer boycotts and lawsuits are tools to make multinationals good corporate citizens in Africa rather than wilfully ignorant beneficiaries of evil practices.

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