Edited by Genevieve LeBaron and Neil Howard.

This is the second volume of the series Beyond Trafficking and Slavery Short Course.

There is a growing and sober awareness among international policymakers and within global civil society that human trafficking, slavery and forced labour are not anomalies perpetuated by a few ‘bad apple’ employers. Rather, such severe labour exploitation is an endemic feature of the contemporary global economy. This edited collection brings together some of the sharpest minds from the worlds of academia and activism to investigate and shed light on the root causes of this exploitation. Its essays analyse how business demand for forced labour manifests in certain industries, as well as how political and economic factors combine to generate a supply of workers vulnerable to abuse. Written in intelligent yet accessible prose, it represents a key resource for policy, activism and research.

Forced Labour in the Global Economy - openDemocracy, 2015 DOWNLOAD














National Hotline 2017 South Carolina State Report
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The data in this report represents signals and cases from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 and is accurate as of July 11, 2018. Cases of trafficking may be ongoing or new information may be revealed to the National Hotline over time. Conseq...Read More

Summary paper: Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism

The ECPAT Summary Papers explore what we've learned over 30 years of working to protect children from sexual exploitation. The papers offer a stocktake of what has changed in the way the crimes are committed, how our understanding has developed, and...Read More

On Due Diligence for EU Businesses to Address the Risk of Forced Labour in their Operations and Supply Chains

Responsible business conduct by European companies plays a crucial role in ensuring that EU policies on human rights are effectively implemented, including with regard to labour. The EU is committed to promoting the implementation of responsible bus...Read More

Fishing For Data

Marine fisheries are critical resources for coastal developing countries. They are also difficult to manage sustainably. Almost a third of global fish stocks are degraded from overfishing, and a further 60% are ‘fully exploited’ (FAO, 2016). Ille...Read More