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Ansvarsfördelning i handelskedjan - exemplet ansvar för barns rättigheter : från Uzbekistans bomullsindustri till H&M

Fahd, Isabelle LU (2009) MRSG20 20092
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
In the Uzbek cotton industry run by the state under the country’s president Islam Karimov, children as young as the age of 7 have been forced to work under awful conditions picking cotton to fulfill stately quotas for years. In 2007 it was discovered that clothes sold by the multinational Swedish company H&M partly contained cotton from the Uzbek cotton industry. From an assumption that a violating industry cannot continue its violations without other actors supporting it by buying products directly or indirectly from the industry, the overall aim of this paper is to answer the question of which actor in the supply chain from the Uzbek cotton industry to H&M is responsible for violations of the Uzbek children’s rights. This is examined... (More)
In the Uzbek cotton industry run by the state under the country’s president Islam Karimov, children as young as the age of 7 have been forced to work under awful conditions picking cotton to fulfill stately quotas for years. In 2007 it was discovered that clothes sold by the multinational Swedish company H&M partly contained cotton from the Uzbek cotton industry. From an assumption that a violating industry cannot continue its violations without other actors supporting it by buying products directly or indirectly from the industry, the overall aim of this paper is to answer the question of which actor in the supply chain from the Uzbek cotton industry to H&M is responsible for violations of the Uzbek children’s rights. This is examined through identifying which role state responsibility vs. corporate responsibility has in the international community. My conclusion is that the Uzbekistan state as the violator is direct responsible for violations of children’s rights, the actors within the second and third stage of the supply change being indirect responsible based on the idea of CSR, and the actors beyond this being indirect responsible on different levels depending on the company’s size and distance from the source material. (Less)
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author
Fahd, Isabelle LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20092
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
barnarbete, Children's rights, Supply chain, Cotton industry, H&M, Uzbekistan, barns rättigheter, bomullsindustri, Responsibility, Child labor
language
Swedish
id
1525065
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2010-02-26 14:37:32
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2014-09-04 08:27:47
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  abstract     = {In the Uzbek cotton industry run by the state under the country’s president Islam Karimov, children as young as the age of 7 have been forced to work under awful conditions picking cotton to fulfill stately quotas for years. In 2007 it was discovered that clothes sold by the multinational Swedish company H&M partly contained cotton from the Uzbek cotton industry. From an assumption that a violating industry cannot continue its violations without other actors supporting it by buying products directly or indirectly from the industry, the overall aim of this paper is to answer the question of which actor in the supply chain from the Uzbek cotton industry to H&M is responsible for violations of the Uzbek children’s rights. This is examined through identifying which role state responsibility vs. corporate responsibility has in the international community. My conclusion is that the Uzbekistan state as the violator is direct responsible for violations of children’s rights, the actors within the second and third stage of the supply change being indirect responsible based on the idea of CSR, and the actors beyond this being indirect responsible on different levels depending on the company’s size and distance from the source material.},
  author       = {Fahd, Isabelle},
  keyword      = {barnarbete,Children's rights,Supply chain,Cotton industry,H&M,Uzbekistan,barns rättigheter,bomullsindustri,Responsibility,Child labor},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ansvarsfördelning i handelskedjan - exemplet ansvar för barns rättigheter : från Uzbekistans bomullsindustri till H&M},
  year         = {2009},
}