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Human Trafficking Policy Typologies: Making Sense of Diverging Laws in Eurasia
Survivor and Victim Support 27 May 2020
Human Trafficking is criminalized in most of the 193 UN Member States but countries around the world still struggle to hold traffickers accountable and to recognize and locate victims. Spurred by a variety of pressures, including the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, countries have adopted […]
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Symposium: The Antislavery Legislation Database: Community, History and Practice
International Justice 22 May 2020
One of the thorniest questions the modern antislavery movement has to confront in the international arena is whether and to what extent treaty language, reporting mechanisms and multilateral processes can move past being “talk shops” to actualized instruments on behalf of workers and other communities who have little access to them. The solutions-focused approach of […]
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Symposium: The Devil is in the Details: A New Legislation Database for Anti-Slavery Advocacy
International Justice 21 May 2020
Establishing effective legislative and policy responses to eradicate modern slavery and support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 8.7, requires a baseline understanding of existing responses. By understanding which countries have criminalized slavery, forced labour and human trafficking in line with various international obligations, we can move beyond measuring the existence of legislation […]
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Symposium: Filling the Knowledge Gaps: The Antislavery Legislation Database
International Justice 20 May 2020
The new Antislavery in Domestic Legislation database developed by Dr Katarina Schwarz and Professor Jean Allain (hereinafter “authors”) is timely and important in a number of respects.  First, it contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Despite the fact that slavery has been abolished in law, the authors point to the fact that […]
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Symposium: Practical Applications of an Anti-Slavery Legislative Database
International Justice 19 May 2020
The Antislavery in Domestic Legislation Database (hereafter referred to as “the Database”) reflects a tremendous amount of effort on the part of Dr Katarina Schwarz and Professor Jean Allain to comprehensively map legislative frameworks that seek to prohibit slavery around the world.  Such endeavours are critical for advancing thoughtful analysis and comparative critique of the […]
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Symposium: The Antislavery in Domestic Legislation Database
International Justice 18 May 2020
Earlier this year, Professor Jean Allain and Dr Katarina Schwarz launched the Antislavery in Domestic Legislation database—an extraordinary scholarly feat with manifold practical applications to advance the anti-slavery field. The database compiles national-level constitutional, criminal, and labour legislation regarding modern slavery and similar forms of exploitation of all 193 UN Member States. Professor Allain and Dr […]
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Symposium: A New Legislative Database for Anti-Slavery Advocacy
International Justice 18 May 2020
“Slavery is illegal everywhere.” So said the New York Times, repeated at the World Economic Forum, and used as a mantra of advocacy for over 40 years. The truth of the statement has been taken for granted for equally as long, with antislavery advocates, practitioners, policymakers and academics seldom looking beneath the surface of the claim to assess the […]
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ILO Note Reveals COVID-19’s Impact on Collection of Labour Statistics
Measurement and Statistical Methods 1 May 2020
Does COVID-19 impact the collection of labour statistics? An ILO compiling responses from National Statistical Offices around the world reveals some of the pandemic's on data collection, and what countries are doing to adjust to the new realities.
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Can Anti-Slavery Tools Assist Environmental Conservation Efforts?
Measurement and Statistical Methods 2 April 2020
What is the relationship between tree loss and modern slavery? A new study by researchers at the University of Nottingham finds a cyclical relationship between slave labour and environmental destruction—a finding that has implications for both conservation efforts and antislavery measures.
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Screening Young People for Trafficking Experiences
Health 2 April 2020
In 2000, the United States defined human trafficking with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Initially, anti-trafficking efforts were focused on prosecution of traffickers and supporting the survivors who left their situations and successfully engaged with structured support systems. As the numbers in the anti-trafficking movement grew, the anti-trafficking paradigm broadened. Still, the focus of the […]
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