Forced labour is a recognised issue in open ocean fishing, but historically the scale of this crime has been very hard to track. When a joint research team from Global Fishing Watch, emLab at UC Santa Barbara, and Liberty Shared was trying to find out more about the use of forced labour in fisheries, a breakthrough came when they asked a key question: What if vessels that use forced labour behave in fundamentally different observable ways from vessels that do not?
Based on this question, the researchers built a predictive model that can identify vessels that are highly likely to be using forced labour.
In this webinar, the research team explains how they developed a way in which to distinguish between vessels that use forced labour and those that do not – and the potential to use this model to build an actionable tool for practitioners in the future.
On the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day, one of the RESPECT founding organisations, the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime co-organized a high-level conference on “Human Trafficking and Human Rights – Access to Rights for Victims of Human Trafficking” with...
The spotlight has been fixed on human trafficking and professional sports. The focus draws attention to a range of organized crimes capitalizing on global sporting events such as the World Cup or the Olympics — crimes such as illegal...
This documentary talks about the ten countries with the most people in modern slavery (victims of human trafficking), based on data and findings of the Global Slavery Index 2016.
Video researched, written, narrated, and directed by Bryce Plank.