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EXPOsed: Discrimination and forced labour practices at Expo 2020 Dubai
Publications
02 February 2022

Expo 2020 Dubai could not have taken place without migrant workers who make up more than 90% of private sector employees in the UAE. With more than 40,000 workers employed in the construction process alone. Similarly, the delivery of the...

Money Laundering Resulting from the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Crimes
Publications
21 August 2021

The main objective of the project is to shed light on the crimes of human trafficking and migrant smuggling through a new typologies project which was among the priorities of the MENAFATF in 2019, by studying the various aspects linked...

The Five Corridors Project: Exploring Regulatory and Enforcement Mechanisms and their relationship with Fair Recruitment
GuidancePublications
02 July 2021

More and more people are migrating for work each year, making a vital contribution to the societies and economies that host them. Yet researchers continue to document an array of abusive practices that occur systematically in the recruitment of migrant...

An Alternative Anti-Trafficking Action Plan: A Proposed Model Based on a Labor Approach to Trafficking
Publications
29 April 2021

TraffLab’s Alternative Anti-Trafficking Action Plan (the “Alternative Plan”) provides a labor-based alternative approach to the new Israeli national plan to address human trafficking 2019-2024, published by the Ministry of Justice in January 2019. The Alternative Plan outlines the directions we...

Regional Overview – Sexual Exploitation of Children Middle East and North Africa
GuidancePublications
01 December 2020

This Regional Overview on the sexual exploitation of children (SEC) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), consolidates the relevant existing data to map the context, risk factors, region-specific issues, responses and gaps in the fight against the issue....

The new slavery: Kenyan workers in the Middle East
Publications
30 June 2020

Written by Mohamed Daghar. In September 2014 Kenya banned the exportation of labour to the Middle East because workers were being trafficked by criminal networks offering them jobs. This policy brief focuses on the criminals who continue to drive this...

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