Big tech cleared but Glencore, ERG and Huayou cited in relation to child labour

A US court has dismissed the class action filed by 13 Congolese nationals against tech giants Apple, Google, Microsoft, Tesla and Dell for their part in the use of forced child labour in DRC's cobalt mines. The judges found that the plaintiffs were unable to demonstrate a link between their grievances and the defendants while other companies were mentioned as more certainly associated with the alleged acts. [...] (275 words)
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