Malta - International pressure against exploitation of textile workers - August 31, 2016

Malta has taken steps to deny visa extensions for North Korean workers, on the back of international reports that the foreign nationals were effectively handing over some two-thirds of their salary to the autocratic regime at home. The news was reported by various human rights organisations and NGO’s. Malta and Poland are two EU countries on a list of countries that employ forced North Korean labour, and the authors said that neither country had responded to questions about their findings. The human rights group EAHRNK has urged both countries’ governments to investigate the cases.  

English: http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/68046/under_international_pressure …

http://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/2016/07/conference-slaves-to-the-system …

The report: https://www.eahrnk.org/articles/policy-and-research/the-will-of-the-state

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