Jonathan Herman

ICAR Statement in support of Consultati​ve Guidelines for Eliminatin​g Child and Forced Labor in Agricultur​al Supply Chains

Jonathan Herman

ICAR released the following statement to the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, and Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, commending these agencies for reaching out to a broad stakeholder group to discuss the implementation of the Guidelines for Eliminating Child and Forced Labor in Agricultural Supply Chains (Guidelines), as developed by the Consultative Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Agricultural Products.

Although ICAR generally supports strong, legal enforcement mechanisms to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights, we recognize that the Guidelines are a strong articulation of rights protective standards and could serve as a useful tool in the corporate accountability tool belt.  Please see the attached statement, expressing ICAR's support for the guidelines and offering our recommendations for what the U.S. government should do to ensure the maximum uptake of the Guidelines.

ICAR Statement in Support of Consultatitve Guidelines