India Committee of the Netherlands
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Dec 18, 2015:
Answers to Parliamentary Questions by Members Van Laar (Labour Party) and Voordewind (ChristianUnion) :
(subm. Nov 26, 2015) to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on child labour and low wages in Dutch and in the Netherlands operating seed companies active in India
Nov 26, 2015:
Parliamentary Questions by Members Van Laar (Labour Party) and Voordewind (ChristianUnion) :
to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on child labour and low wages in Dutch and in the Netherlands operating seed companies active in India
Sep 11, 2015:
Answers to Dutch Parliamentary Questions by member Van Laar (Labour Party) :
(subm. Jul 29, 2015) to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation about half a million children working in the cotton seed production
Jul 29, 2015:
Parliamentary Questions by Member Van Laar (Labour Party) :
to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation about half a million children working in the cotton seed production
2013
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Aug 8, 2013:
Dutch Minister Ploumen: Eradicate child labour and low wages in Indian seed sector 'as soon as possible' (Stop Child Labour):
The Dutch government wants child labour and low wages in the seed production in India "to be eliminated as soon as possible". That is what Dutch Minister Ploumen of Trade and Development Co-operation answered in response to parliamentary questions from Members of Parliament ChristianUnion, Party for the Animals, Socialist Party and 50Plus. She made an agreement on that with the Dutch seed companies Bejo Seeds and Nunhems, as well as with trade association Plantum. The India Committee of the Netherlands and the Stop Child Labour campaign welcome this agreement. Minister Ploumen will visit India beginning of September. CSR will be an important part of her mission.
Aug 8, 2013:
Answers to Parliamentary questions ChristianUnion et al. :
(subm. Jul 15, 2013) to the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation on child labour and low wages in Dutch seed companies in India
2010
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Jun 30, 2010:
Open letter to the ILO (ICN/MV Foundation/Dakshini Rajasthan Majdoor/ILRF/Stop Child Labour):
on child and exploited adult labour in the Indian seed industry
Jun 21, 2010:
Questions in Dutch Parliament by Gesthuizen (SP) and Voordewind (ChristianUnion) :
on the involvement of Advanta and Bejo Zaden in child labour in India
2007
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2006
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May 30, 2006:
Response of Monsanto to a letter from the India Committee of the Netherlands (Monsanto):
(sent Feb 6, 2006) on child labour at cotton seed suppliers
2005
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Dec 4, 2005:
European Commission cottons on child labour (The Times of India):
Working 13 hours a day under the blazing sun for a measly Rs 25-30 a day is no child's play. But that's what 100,000 children of which over 60% are girls have been doing at cottonseed farms in Andhra, says a report commissioned by the India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN), the International Labour Rights Fund and Eine Welt Netz NRW (OneWorld Net Germany). Titled The Price of Childhood, the report has been cited by Max van den Berg of the Party of European Socialists and vice-chair of the development committee in a written question to the European Commission. The question raises the issue of multinational companies fostering child labour by not paying Indian farmers who produce their cottonseed enough to hire adults.
Nov 28, 2005:
Nov 25, 2005:
Answers to Questions of members Dutch parliament :
(subm. Nov 3, 2005) about the violation of the rights of adults and children by multinationals
2004
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