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Labour Exploitation in the UK’s Hand Car Wash Sector
Ekonomi, Peraturan Perniagaan dan Rantai Bekalan 14 Ogos 2019
Hand car washes (HCWs) are a relatively new phenomenon in the United Kingdom. Prior to 2004, their presence in the UK was virtually non-existent. However, evidence suggests that up to 20,000 HCW operations currently exist in the UK, making up 70 per cent of the share of the car wash market and inhibiting the growth […]
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2021 to Be International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour
26 Julai 2019
The UN General Assembly unanimously adopted an Argentine-sponsored resolution to make 2021 the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. The General Assembly has invited all Member States, regional organizations and civil society to raise awareness of the issue of child labour and share best practices.
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New Report on Connection Between Migration and Modern Slavery
Penghijrahan dan Pemindahan 26 Julai 2019
The Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free Initiative and the International Organization for Migration released a new report, Migrants and Their Vulnerability to Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery and Forced Labour, that looks at which migrants are most vulnerable when and where. Prepared for the Alliance 8.7 Migration Action Group, the report offers recommendations for actions governments can take to […]
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Measurement, Action, Freedom: Assessing Government Action to Achieve Target 8.7
Kaedah Pengukuran dan Statistik 17 Julai 2019
The Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free Initiative's "Measurement, Action, Freedom" provides an independent assessment of 183 governments and their responses to modern slavery. Without clear indicators to measure progress towards the 2030 goal, governments are not able to report consistently, nor can they be held to account.
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UK Launches New Modern Slavery Research Centre
11 Julai 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
Sokongan Orang yang Selamat dan Mangsa 2 Julai 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 Julai 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
Penghijrahan dan Pemindahan 26 Jun 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 Jun 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
Kaedah Pengukuran dan Statistik 19 Jun 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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