COVID-19 is a global pandemic affecting every country in the world. Similarly, modern slavery is a global threat that affects every country in the world. This briefing aims to highlight some of the global concerns and increased potential threats around modern slavery posed by COVID-19 and identify recommendations.
This briefing covers the following themes:
- Increased threat and vulnerability of individuals and communities including access to state and non- state support structures/safeguarding mechanisms.
- Potential impact on the modus operandi of exploiters.
- Potential impact on the rule of law and law enforcement activities.
- Potential risks for businesses.