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

TAGS: Europe
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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Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 (CAFRA)
Legislation

An Act to provide a more just and uniform procedure for Federal civil forfeitures, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. ...Read More

Polish National Action Plan for the Implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights 2017-2020
Legislation

The National Action Plan was created on the basis of the three pillars included in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The National Action Plan primarily aims to enhance the protection of human rights of individuals and to enable ...Read More

TAGS: Europe