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[PDF] Report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo - Expert consultation on human trafficking and global supply chain

Author: Joy Ngozi, Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Published on: 4 March 2013

The consultation focused on understanding the relationship between human trafficking and global supply chains, and the risks run by workers and business. In this regard, speakers described the international migration framework, referred to specific cases of abuse documented by the media and the different forms of exploitation at the recruitment and employment stages of the employment relationship, and highlighted factors increasing the vulnerability of migrant workers. Participants then identified some of the responses of the business community to the risks of human trafficking in supply chains, in particular, the commitments made by two companies and their efforts to monitor their supply chains and mitigate risks associated with human trafficking…[P]articipants review[ed]…a draft checklist of indicators and benchmarks that enterprises could use to assess the risks of human trafficking and forced labour in their supply chains…The Special Rapporteur believes that [they] could be a valuable tool for businesses to exercise due diligence, as promoted by the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, in their supply chains in order to detect and prevent cases of trafficking…[Refers to MTV, Saatchi & Saatchi]

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Related companies: MTV (part of Viacom) Publicis Saatchi & Saatchi (part of Publicis) Viacom