British American Tobacco faces child labour test case

From Saturday Morning, 8:40 am on 9 November 2019

The Guardian's health editor Sarah Boseley's campaign to highlight the plight of child labourers working in the tobacco industry in Malawi has prompted human rights lawyers working for UK law firm Leigh Day to prepare a landmark class action highlighting the labour practices of British American Tobacco.

Meanwhile, the US has suspended all tobacco imports from the African country over the child labour allegations.

Other multinationals will be closely following the lawsuit to see how far it could impact on their own operations.

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