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6 March 2014

Forced labour, violence, unfair wages & other abuses against trafficked migrants from Cambodia & Myanmar prevalent in Thai fishing industry, according to findings of rights group

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6 March 2014

Slaves at sea: Report into Thai fishing industry finds abuse of migrant workers [Cambodia, Myanmar]

Author: Dean Irvine, CNN

…According to a new report by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), a British-based human rights charity, the Thai fishing and seafood industry...involves considerable exploitation of trafficked migrant workers, most from neighboring Myanmar and...

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1 March 2014

The case against Qatar : Host of the FIFA 2022 World Cup [International Trade Union Confederation]

Author: International Trade Union confederation

...Fundamental rights and freedoms do not exist for workers in Qatar whether for poor migrant workers or highly paid professional expatriates. Foreign workers are enslaved – owned by employers who hold the power of recruitment, total control over wages...

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24 February 2014

Human Trafficking and Forced Labour – A modern day slavery webinar

Author: Sedex

This series is the result of an events partnership between UN Global Compact – UK Network (UNGC-UK) and Sedex to facilitate our shared aims of driving improvements and convergence in responsible business practices...With surging news coverage...

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13 February 2014
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Author: Raúl Zecca Castel, Popoli

[O]gni anno migliaia di haitiani…intraprendono un viaggio molto pericoloso per raggiungere clandestinamente la…Repubblica Dominicana…[I] nuovi arrivati…finiscono presto nelle mani di datori di lavoro senza scrupoli che sottomettono i migranti a...

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1 February 2014

Fighting Human Trafficking: The Role of the Private Sector

Author: Matt Friedman, CSR Asia

…While most people think that human trafficking focuses primarily on women and girls being forced into the sex industry, this represents only about 25 percent of the total cases. The remaining 75 percent fall under the heading “forced labour.” Many of...

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29 January 2014

Brazil's Slaves Are Being Freed, But Owners Go Largely Unpunished [Brazil]

Author: Tim Padgett, WLRN, on NPR (USA)

…In the past 20 years, almost 50,000 enslaved Brazilian workers have been freed from some 2,000 work sites, from cattle ranches to charcoal plants for pig iron production. Since 2004, a national lista suja, or "dirty list," has fingered some 300 guilty...

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1 January 2014

Ergon Update January 2014

Author: Ergon Associates

[T]his Update highlights...some key developments in the field of labour standards, human rights and decent work that we think will move centre stage during...[2014]

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1 January 2014

[PDF] Applying the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Author: Clare Titcomb & Colleen Theron, Finance against Trafficking (UK)

The prevention of human trafficking has traditionally been the sole responsibility of States...The private sector was...required to comply with national legislation criminalising active participation in human trafficking but...it had no additional...

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3 December 2013

Special Report: Thailand secretly supplies Myanmar refugees to trafficking rings

Author: Jason Szep & Andrew R. C. Marshall, Reuters

...[As] Rohingya flee Myanmar to escape religious persecution, a Reuters investigation…has uncovered a clandestine policy to remove Rohingya refugees from Thailand's immigration detention centers and deliver them to human traffickers...The Rohingya are...

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