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3 Jul 2013

Author:
Shane Darcy, Business & Human Rights in Ireland blog

Irish companies can now be prosecuted for forced labour

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New legislation aimed at addressing forced labour in Ireland has been introduced...The definition of “labour exploitation” has been revised to explicitly include a more detailed explanation of forced labour...Under this legislation, both companies and individuals can be prosecuted for trafficking and forced labour...Another interesting legal innovation of the legislation, is that it allows for the Irish courts to exercise jurisdiction over offences committed outside of Ireland...The door is open therefore for Irish companies to be prosecuted for trafficking and forced labour at home and abroad...