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21 September 2017
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Author: Conectas Direitos Humanos (Brazil)

"Vergonha internacional-Na ONU, Conectas demanda que Brasil volte a fiscalizar trabalho escravo", 20 de setembro de 2017Desde agosto de 2017, a fiscalização contra o trabalho escravo está suspensa no Brasil. A Conectas alertou o Conselho de Direitos...

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21 September 2017

Japan: 'Trainees' to work in Japanese convenience stores

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19 September 2017

Estimated 40 million people are victims of modern slavery; women & children most affected, says new report

Research developed jointly by the International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration released during the 2017 United Nations General Assembly, shows that more than 40...

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14 September 2017

Modern slavery in the Americas: From here to elimination (Mary Robinson Speaker Series, NY, 18 Sept)

The 8th annual event in the Mary Robinson Speaker Series on Business & Human Rights in New York City will be held on 18 September 2017 at the Roosevelt House. The event will shine a spotlight on the reality of workers’ rights in the Americas and...

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12 September 2017

UK: Employee outsourcing hides forced labour in construction & food industries, new research shows

Author: University of Sheffield & University of Bath

Failure to monitor outsourced recruitment is resulting in companies inadvertently employing victims of forced labour, according to new research from the Universities of Sheffield and Bath. Interviews with experts in business, NGOs, trade unions, law...

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4 September 2017

Hong Kong: Businesses urged to join fight against human-trafficking at Anti-Slavery Summit

Author: Raquel Carvalho, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

"Business community in Hong Kong ‘should do more to tackle human-trafficking in Asia’, says former US prosecutor and diplomat", 29 Aug 2017...

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29 August 2017

Intl. Organisation for Migration criticises Facebook for failing to remove ransom video of traffickers abusing migrants; incl. company comments

Author: Emma Batha, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Facebook lambasted over ransom video of traffickers abusing migrants", 25 Aug 2017...

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28 August 2017

Philippines: Workers displaced by war suffer underpayment of wages and harsh conditions in a cigarette factory

Author: Carla P. Gomez, Philippine Daily Inquirer

"War sends workers to sweatshop", 28 August 2017...

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23 August 2017

Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking expands scope

Author: Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

"Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking Expands Scope and Steps Up Efforts to End Trafficking," 26 July 2017...

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22 August 2017

Malaysia: Young Bangladeshis trafficked through private colleges & tricked into forced labour

Author: The Straits Times (Singapore)

"Young Bangladeshis Tricked into Forced Labour in Malaysia," 15 Aug 2017...

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