Migrant Workers

Forced Labour

04 May 2016

The global nature of modern business has seen increased fluidity of capital and labour around the world. Inherent to this is the ubiquitous occurence of trafficking and forced labour in what many might consider to be modern economies, with exploitation being found across both the global north and south. The ILO estimates there are 21 million people around the world trapped in forced labour, generating $150 billion per year.

This IHRB Briefing provides an overview of the human rights risks posed by trafficking and forced labour. It includes information on:

  • indicators of forced labour
  • how company practices increase the liklihood of trafficking and forced labour
  • key international standards
  • helpful resources
  • and more

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