Modern slavery and corruption: Exploring the links

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26 January 2016

An Exploratory Study on the Role of Corruption in International Labor Migration

Author: Verite, commissioned by Freedom Fund

In this targeted, exploratory research project, Verité examined three illustrative transnational migrant worker recruitment corridors – Nepal to Qatar, Myanmar to Malaysia, and Myanmar to Thailand – to identify the points in the recruitment process where bribes or illicit payments are solicited and paid; the entities implicated; the range and nature of such payments; and the corresponding benefit that accrues to the employers of migrant workers. For comparison purposes, Verité also highlighted the resultant fee burden borne by migrants in each of the recruitment corridors. While these three corridors represent a large, diverse set of challenges, business sectors, governance models, and institutional relationships, we are not claiming that they are representative of the entirety of the global labor recruitment industry. And the sheer complexity of the corruption dynamic is such that we are definitely not claiming the results in this report are authoritative and complete.

Yet, even an exploratory research effort such as this one yields striking results...

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24 January 2016

Modern Slavery and Corruption

Author: Liberty Asia

With a grant from the Freedom Fund, Liberty Asia have undertaken a comprehensive analysis of US and UK law and assess the application of these for the purposes of fighting and preventing human trafficking.

The purpose of this Briefing Paper and the more comprehensive Legal Analysis is to introduce and examine the relationships between the occurrence of corruption, slavery and human trafficking; the prevailing law/regulations; various industry sectors, banking and finance; and law enforcement (both from a banking and securities enforcement perspective and more the familiar criminal enforcement.)

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