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The COVID-19 Pandemic Could Increase Child Labour in Latin America and the Caribbean
Publications
11 June 2020

Currently the world is going through an unprecedented health, social, human and economic crisis due to the pandemic caused by the disease COVID-19, catalogued even as the greatest economic and social challenge facing humanity since the Great Depression of 1930...

Regional study on defining recruitment fees and related costs: The Americas
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12 May 2020

This regional, comparative study aims to summarize the situation in the Americas, by identifying regional and national policies and legislation on defining recruitment fees and related costs and regulation of Public Employment Services (PES) and Private Employment Agencies (PEAs). The...

Recognising Lived Realities
Publications
01 December 2019

This briefing presents the findings of a project, led by University of Liverpool in partnership with FLEX and funded by the British Academy with the Department for International Development. The project assessed how transparency in supply chains for chocolate and...

Worker feedback technologies and combatting modern slavery in global supply chains
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18 June 2019

Examining the effectiveness of remediation-oriented and due-diligence-oriented technologies in identifying and addressing forced labour and human trafficking. The global proliferation of mobile-phone-based technologies in countries producing goods for global export– including SMS, smartphone apps, hotlines, polls, and other methods– offers...

Flag States & Human Rights Report 2019: Protecting Human Rights at Sea
Publications
09 June 2019

The human rights obligations of States apply equally at sea, as they do on land. That said, human rights are frequently violated at sea, but the violations remain unpunished. This is hardly surprising given that it is difficult to monitor violations...

Irregular Migrants, Refugees or Trafficked Persons?
Publications
29 October 2018

International migration has become a ‘mega trend’ of our times, with more than 260 million migrants living outside their country of origin in 2017. Some move in search of better livelihood opportunities, others flee conflict, environmental degradation or natural disasters,...

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