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Voices is a podcast series by the Institute for Human Rights and Business that takes the conversation on business and human rights around the world. In this series, IHRB staff members talk with activists, academics, lawyers, business executives, and officials in different parts of the world about how they see the business and human rights agenda and challenges in their part of the world.
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Voices: Meghna Abraham
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Amnesty International is publishing today a report, The Great Palm Oil Scandal: Labour Abuses behind big brand names, on the conditions in which workers, including women and children, work at oil palm plantations in North Sumatra and Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. The report outlines instances of human rights abuses, including possible violations of Indonesian labour laws and deviation from international standards, by Wilmar International and three of its suppliers. The report raises concerns with leading multinationals who buy palm oil from Indonesian plantations and calls upon consumers to demand greater transparency to ensure an end to the abuses.IHRB's Salil Tripathi spoke to Amnesty International's Seema Joshi and Meghna Abraham, who have worked on the report.
Meghna Abraham heads Amnesty International's economic, social, and cultural rights team and is senior investigator on corporate crimes at the organisation. Educated in India and at Oxford, she has conducted research in Brazil, India, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Qatar, and Slovenia. She has worked at the International Service for Human Rights, the Centre on the Housing Rights and Evictions, and the World Organisation Against Torture.
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Very interesting conversations with leading thinkers in the field from Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh, UK and India.
Date published: 2015-02-10