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Import of Items Produced Using Forced Labour held by U.S. Government
10 Oktober 2019
U.S. Government holds imports of items believed to have been produced with forced labour by companies based in Brazil, China and Malaysia. The government will also detain gold from eastern Congo and diamonds from a region in Zimbabwe at U.S. ports of entry  pending further investigation.
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U.S. Department of Labor Releases Annual Global Report on Worst Forms of Child Labour
10 Oktober 2019
The Bureau of International Affairs (ILAB) of the U.S. Department of Labor has released its 18th edition of the annual report Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. The report is mandated by the Trade and Development Act of 2000. This edition provides over 1,900 suggested actions for governments and civil society. To read the report click here.
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People Smuggling vs Human Trafficking: A Question of Agency?
Sokongan Orang yang Selamat dan Mangsa 9 Oktober 2019
Human trafficking has become a priority for governments worldwide, which have sought to strengthen victim-centred responses. These efforts have been a major step forward in protecting the human rights of trafficking victims. However, victim-centered responses often reinforce the well-established dichotomy between helpless victim and barbaric exploiter. While there are many cases that firmly fit the […]
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Cambodia to Curb Recruitment Fees in Bid to Protect Migrants from Slavery Abroad
4 Oktober 2019
Cambodia will cap the large fees imposed by labour brokers on migrant workers seeking jobs abroad, hoping to protect them from modern slavery. The ultimate goal is to bring fees to zero for employees–with the burden placed on the agencies and employers–but first a cap will be placed at USD 100, on par with the […]
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A Tool for Health Professionals to Gather Data on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking
Kaedah Pengukuran dan Statistik 2 Oktober 2019
Around the world, public health officials monitor the incidence and recurrence of diseases and other conditions impacting health by using a global classification and coding system, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). This system provides an internationally unified method of tracking symptoms, diseases, and physical injuries for which persons seek medical care.  The ICD, issued […]
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Creating an Effective, Collaborative Human Trafficking Response with the Available Resources in Rural Communities
Penguatkuasaan Undang-undang 18 September 2019
Most research on human trafficking is conducted within large urban communities. Yet in the United States, 75 per cent of counties are classified as rural, with one quarter of Americans living in communities with populations lower than 2,500. There is a need for research in rural settings. That need is illuminated by the experience of […]
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Global Call for Evidence on Children’s Institutions and Human Trafficking
Kaedah Pengukuran dan Statistik 11 September 2019
The international children’s organisation Lumos has launched a global call for evidence on the links between children’s institutions and trafficking. Lumos, which was founded by the author J.K. Rowling to help ensure all children can grow up in the care of a family, is reaching out to individuals and organisations from around the world to […]
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What’s Happening at UNGA 74?
10 September 2019
The 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74) will take place in New York from 17 September to 30 September 2019. In addition to the general debate, UNGA 74 features six other high level events. Several official and unofficial side events will take place simultaneously, offering a wealth of opportunities to learn and participate […]
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Canada Launches New National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking
Penguatkuasaan Undang-undang 9 September 2019
Canada has launched the National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking 2019-2024 with a federal financial commitment of  CAD 57.22 million over five years and then CAD 10.28 million per year. According to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, “the National Strategy will help protect individuals from all forms of human trafficking and introduce a more […]
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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Failure to End Labour Exploitation
Ekonomi, Peraturan Perniagaan dan Rantai Bekalan 3 September 2019
There is growing evidence that after 20 years of voluntary corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, companies are failing to meet their long-standing goals of ending labour exploitation and achieving decent work in global supply chains. Our new study of the global garment supply chain, funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and […]
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