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6 August 2018

Eritrea: The Economist claims conscripts forced to work in road-construction, dam-building & mines

Author: The Economist

"Eritrea, Africa’s most repressive state, begins to open up"...

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26 June 2018

Australia: Modern Slavery bill passed by New South Wales state Parliament

A private member's bill has been passed by the New South Wales state Parliament which includes mandatory reporting on modern slavery by companies....

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19 June 2018
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Author: RFI

"Mauritanie: d’anciens esclaves dénoncent l’accaparement de leurs terres", 14 juin 2018...

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18 June 2018

"Australia's bitter harvest: 'There will be more deaths'"

Author: Leesha McKenny & Luke Waters, SBS News

18 June 2018...

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12 June 2018

New Zealand: Airline stops serving prawns due to slavery concerns

Author: Grant Bradley, New Zealand Herald

"Why prawns are off the menu at Air New Zealand", 6 June 2018...

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10 June 2018

Australia: Premier urged to ensure Modern Slavery Bill passes with no amendments in 'show of good faith'

Author: Lisa Visentin, The Sydney Morning Herald

4 June 2018...

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31 May 2018

Commentary: Australian media commends govt. and urges Parliament to support new Modern Slavery legislation to purge companies of slavery

Author: The Sydney Morning Herald

"Australia to join assault on slavery", 28 May 2018...

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6 May 2018

Cambodia: "Workers Reduced to ‘Slaves’ Amid Rampant Debt Bondage in Cambodia’s Brick Sector"

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Workers Reduced to 'Slaves' Amid Rampant Debt Bondage in Cambodia's Brick Sector", 3 May 2018...

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10 April 2018

Thailand: Issara institute reports modern slavery conditions in fishing industry

Author: Sebastien Malo, Reuters Foundation (NY)

"Many in Thai Fishing Industry Fail to See Conditions as Slavery - Research", 05 Feb 2018...

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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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