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UK Launches New Modern Slavery Research Centre
11 July 2019
The UK government announced it is creating a new Policy and Evidence Centre for Modern Slavery and Human Rights that will bring together academics, businesses and civil society to strengthen collaboration and conduct new research. The centre will be funded with 10 million GBP from the UK Research and Innovation Strategic Priorities Fund.
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UK Withdraws 45-Day Support Limit for Slavery Victims
Survivor and Victim Support 2 July 2019
Following a court case brought on by two survivors arguing that the policy imposing a 45-day limit on support to individuals identified as survivors of modern slavery through the National Referral Mechanism left them vulnerable to re-exploitation, the UK Home Office has withdrawn the policy. The Home Office says it will introduce a system that […]
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New Website Launched to Monitor French Duty of Vigilance Law
2 July 2019
Sherpa and CCFD-Terre Solidaire recently launched a new website to identify and monitor companies that are subject to the French duty of vigilance law. The law requires companies with at least 5,000 employees in France or 10,000 employees worldwide, to identify and prevent negative human rights and environmental impacts of their operations. The French government […]
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The Challenge of Human Trafficking Along the Balkan Route
Migration and Displacement 26 June 2019
The Balkan route has been used by over a million people since 2015 to enter a European Union (EU) country and apply for asylum. The lack of attention to people travelling along the Balkan route (see map below) as potential victims of trafficking has prevented them from accessing the protection and justice that they are […]
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US Publishes Latest Trafficking in Persons Report
24 June 2019
The United States released the 2019 Trafficking in Person Report. The report classifies countries into four tiers based on the government’s efforts to address the issue of human trafficking. Countries that are classified as Tier 3, the lowest tier, do not meet minimum standards and may be subject to aid restrictions from the US.
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Mapping Agricultural Labour Trafficking in Texas
Measurement and Statistical Methods 19 June 2019
Human trafficking is underreported, frequently misidentified, and may never come to the attention of law enforcement and service providers. The lack of accurate prevalence estimates of trafficking makes it difficult to determine an effective response. Organizations combatting trafficking struggle to answer two fundamental questions: where does trafficking happen, and how do we reach trafficking victims? […]
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Implementing Shared Decision Making with Child Trafficking Survivors
Survivor and Victim Support 12 June 2019
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child calls for every child to have the right to self-determination, dignity, respect, non-interference, and the right to make informed decisions. In a recent article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, “Using Shared Decision Making to Empower Commercially Sexually […]
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New Report on Modern Slavery in Pacific Canned Tuna Supply Chains
Economics, Business Regulation and Supply Chains 4 June 2019
New research from the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre shows that canned tuna brands are failing to tackle modern slavery in their Pacific supply chains. According to the report, only four out of 35 companies reported having due diligence policies and only seven out of 35 report they have mapped their supply chains in […]
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How to Spur Corporate Accountability with Modern Slavery Legislation
International Justice 8 May 2019
Few would disagree that government action and legislation are needed to address forced labour. The problem is that legislation is widely recognized to fall short in relation to one of its key goals: spurring greater corporate responsibility for forced labour in global supply chains.
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British Columbia Tightens Child Labour Laws
2 May 2019
The Canadian province of British Columbia introduced changes to its child labour laws that will raise the working age from 12 to 16. The proposed changes will bring British Columbia into compliance with international standards. Read more about the updated to the Employment Standards Act here. Learn more about Canada’s anti-slavery efforts here.
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