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26 July 2017

Southeast Asia: Growing demand for labour in fishing & oil palm industries fuels vulnerability to human trafficking

Author: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

"Trafficking in Persons and Forced Labor: Southeast Asian Scenario - Analysis," 24 July 2017...

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26 July 2017

UK: Modern slavery conditions on board of 3 ships lead to detainment by Maritime Coastguard Agency

Author: International Transport Workers' Federation

"Modern Slavery in UK Waters 'cannot be tolerated,'" 20 July 2017...

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24 July 2017

Thailand: Government legalises status of illegal migrant workers

Author: Penchan Charoensuthipan & Om Jotikasthira, Bangkok Post

"Migrant registration swings into action", 25 July 2017...

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24 July 2017

UK hotel group to launch anti-slavery programme

Author: Isabel Choat, Guardian (UK)

[Shiva Hotels, a UK hotel group] has become the first in the UK to launch an anti-slavery programme across its hotels. Aimed at raising awareness among both guests and staff of human trafficking, the project...will include a training programme for 400...

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23 July 2017

Thailand: NGO and govt officials rescue locked-up trafficked workers from Myanmar

Author: Ko Shwe Thein, Asia News Network

"NGO helps migrants flee Thailand", 24 July 2017...

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23 July 2017

Peru: UN Working Group statement raises concerns about social conflicts associated with large-scale business operations

Following a country visit to Peru, UN Working Group experts raised concerns about the high number of social conflicts related to large-scale business operations and noted that the majority of cases are related to protests by local communities against...

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20 July 2017

Thailand: Court convicts dozens, including former public officials, in landmark human trafficking case

Author: BenarNews

"Thailand: Ex-General, Dozens Convicted in Landmark Human Trafficking Case", 19 July 2017...

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18 July 2017

Guatemala: Labour violations & trafficking commonplace among farmworkers in sugar sector

Author: Verité

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17 July 2017

World Players Association releases players' rights policy based on UN Guiding Principles

On July 13th 2017, the World Players Association, a union bringing together 85,000 players across professional sports including football, cricket, rugby, hockey, basketball and baseball through more than 100 player associations in over 60 countries,...

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14 July 2017

Paraguay: UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery will visit and investigate child and forced labour

Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

“UN expert on contemporary forms of slavery announces first official visit to Paraguay” -14 July...

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