The United States has long had a zero-tolerance policy regarding Government employees and contractor personnel engaging in any form of human trafficking. As the largest single purchaser of goods and services in the world, the United States Government bears a responsibility to ensure that taxpayer dollars do not contribute to trafficking in persons. By providing our Government workforce with additional tools and training to apply and enforce existing policy, and by providing additional clarity to Government contractors and subcontractors on the steps necessary to fully comply with that policy, this order will help to protect vulnerable individuals as contractors and subcontractors perform vital services and manufacture the goods procured by the United States.

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Council of Europe (CoE) Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (2005)
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The Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings is a comprehensive treaty mainly focused on the protection of victims of trafficking and the safeguard of their rights. It also aims at preventing trafficking as well a...Read More

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Loi 2017-399 du 27 mars 2017 relative au devoir de vigilance des sociétés mères et des entreprises donneuses d’ordre
Legislation

French Law on the Corporate Duty of Vigilance According to the law, all companies headquartered in France and employing more than 5,000 employees in France, or headquartered in France or abroad and employing more than 10,000 employees worldwide, mus...Read More

The Impact of Covid-19 on Modern Slavery and Child labour: How can lawyers make a difference? – International Bar Association
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According to the 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery published by Alliance 8.7, 40.3 million people were estimated to be victim of modern slavery in 2016. Modern slavery is not defined in law and it is used as an umbrella term to refer to ‘sit...Read More

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Legislating against Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Forced Labour: The Role of Parliament to Scrutinise & Raise Awareness
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The e-Handbook: Legislating against Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking & Forced Labour is a comprehensive guide for parliamentarians and parliamentary officials on legislating effectively against modern slavery related crimes. One in 200 p...Read More