Death by Diamonds: Suicides wipe the shine off India's gem trade
Investigation uncovers a pattern of suicides - many shrouded in silence - in the industry that cuts and polishes 90 percent of gems sold globally
Rights group hits Amazon, Foxconn over China labor conditions
Report cites excessive hours, low wages, inadequate training and an overreliance on "dispatch" or temporary workers
Bangladesh boosts protections for garment workers, says trade union
Bangladesh suffered one of the worst industrial accidents in 2013, when more than 1,100 people were killed in the collapse of the Rana Plaza complex
As Delhi hikes minimum wage, trade unions urge other Indian states to follow
"That it took us nearly 60 years to implement those recommendations is quite telling on the treatment meted out to our country's workforce"
Qatar's new labour law won't stop abuses of migrant workers, say rights groups
Rights groups say the current system has forced workers to toil under dangerous, sometimes fatal, conditions which amount to modern-day slavery
Qatar says labour reforms will benefit migrant workers
Qatar is spending billions of dollars on building new infrastructure ahead of hosting the 2022 soccer World Cup
Palm oil industry watchdog lax on human rights - critics
Rights advocates say Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's labour guidelines show little concern for worker welfare
Unknown Fields: Ilakaka Sapphire Mining
Amidst political uncertainty, Madagascar's fragile and unique ecology is being smuggled out illegally, boat by boat, gem by gem.