Exposed: Child labour behind smart phone and electric car batteries – video and report

Extract from Amnesty website dated 19 January 2016:

“Major electronics brands, including Apple, Samsung and Sony, are failing to do basic checks to ensure that cobalt mined by child labourers has not been used in their products, said Amnesty International and Afrewatch in a report published today.

“The report, This is what we die for: Human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo power the global trade in cobalt, traces the sale of cobalt, used in lithium-ion batteries, from mines where children as young as seven and adults work in perilous conditions.”


Peter Limbrick writes: This report inspired the cartoon in Issue 205:

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