Edited by Julia O’Connell Davidson and Neil Howard.

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

Mobility is and always has been an essential part of humanity’s economic, social, cultural and political life. To be able to move freely is a good. Yet in our unjust world, it is also an unearned and unequally distributed privilege. This volume reflects on that privilege, and on the suffering that results when states restrict access to it. The articles included here will explode the spurious contemporary binary between ‘smuggling’ and ‘trafficking’, and will argue that anti-trafficking discourse hides more than it reveals. Most crucially, it hides how state restrictions on the freedom of movement are the true threat to human wellbeing.

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Human rights fitness of the auditing and certification industry?

Discussion about mandatory human rights due diligence (HRDD) for corporations is currently on the political agenda of at least 12 European Union member states as well as EU institutions. The EU Commission has announced an HRDD law and the European P...Read More

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Minors in Kathmandu’s adult entertainment sector: What’s driving demand?

Kathmandu’s adult entertainment sector (AES) is made up of a complex web of venues that includes massage parlours, dance bars, cabin restaurants and guest houses. These workplaces employ young women and girls as waitresses and dancers who entertain...Read More

Developing a Financially Viable Ethical Recruitment Model: Prospects for the Myanmar-Thailand Recruitment Channel

Prepared by Mark Taylor, Issara Institute. This paper provides an analysis and perspective of labour recruitment along the Myanmar-Thailand corridor– the largest source and destination countries for migrant workers within the intra-ASEAN regio...Read More

Brexit and Modern Slavery: Impact on the UK’s Legal Framework for Workers in Supply Chains
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Data on the Number of people referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) as potential victims of modern slavery in the UK has increased year-on-year. The number for referrals rose by 36% from 2017 2018 and buy for their 52% in 2019 the second ...Read More

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