The International Labor Organization says it intends to bring its concerns about the widespread use of forced labor in Burma before the United Nations Security Council and international courts in the Hague.
The United Nations' labor group made the announcement today following years of frustration with Burma's government over its unwillingness to crack down on forced labor.
In June, the ILO demanded that Burma set up a credible mechanism for dealing with forced labor complaints by the end of October - and also threatened to take the issue to the International Court of Justice if the abuses persist.
The UN agency called it unacceptable that a member state not only tolerated forced labor, but was itself responsible for it.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.