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14 March 2018

Roundtable addresses need for improved corporate governance by investors, CEOs & business networks to end slavery in supply chains; incl. contribution by BHRRC

Author: Joanna Radeke and Tammi L. Coles, Corporate Knights

Slavery remains a disturbing reality of the world's labour markets. In the private sector especially, some 16 million people are enslaved – forced to work in sectors as diverse as agriculture, construction and the cosmetics industry. And while cases...

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11 March 2018

New Zealand: Business leaders and govt. officials meet to identify ways to address exploitation of migrant workers

Author: Lincoln Tan, New Zealand Herald

"Government and business leaders join forces on combating modern slavery, human trafficking", 7 March 2018...

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5 March 2018

New Zealand: Court rules that slavery claimants may seek compensation from proceeds of sale of forfeited fishing vessels

Author: Radio New Zealand

"Court clears way for fishermen to claim against forfeited vessels", 2 March 2018...

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13 February 2018

Pacific: Human Rights at Sea report highlights alleged fisheries abuses and related deaths

A new report by Human Rights at Sea, Investigative Report and Case Study - Fisheries Abuses and Related Deaths at Sea in the Pacific Region, cites the occurrence of potential human rights abuses occurring in the fishing industry in the Pacific region...

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20 January 2018

Millions of people working as bonded labourers to repay debts throughout India

Author: Anuradha Nagaraj, edited by Jared Ferrie, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Millions of people working as virtual slaves to repay debts throughout." 12 January 2018...

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16 January 2018

Cambodia: Six companies, including banks and casinos, sign pledge to fight slavery in Asia

Author: Reuters

"Big Brands From Banks to Casinos Unite to Fight Slavery in Asia," 16 January 2018...

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31 October 2017

Statement of Support for an Australian Modern Slavery Act

Author: Australian Human Rights Commission on behalf of signatories to statement

...We support the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia. This statement sets out some key principles to guide this reform process. Addressing modern slavery requires a collaborative effort between government, business, civil society and...

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3 October 2017

Modern Slavery Registry Advisory Committee recommends Australian modern slavery in supply chains reporting requirement includes strong compliance drivers

The Advisory Committee of the Modern Slavery Registry (Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Humanity United, Freedom Fund, Anti-Slavery International, Ethical Trading Initiative, Trades Union Congress (TUC), CORE Coalition, Unicef UK, Focus on...

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19 September 2017

'Modern slavery in company operations & supply chains', a review of current legislations towards an intl. framework

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre for Intl. Trade Union Confederation

This paper sets out what leading governments are already doing to insist global business does more to eradicate modern slavery. It draws from this experience to set out how these uncoordinated actions could become a robust, and harmonised...

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29 August 2017

Indonesia: Govt. & business leaders from 45 countries commit to end modern slavery

Author: Sheany, Jakarta Globe

"Gov't, Business Leaders Commit to End Modern Slavery at Bali Process Forum", 25 August 2017...

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