Migrant Workers

Can We Stop Workers Paying For A Job?

14 November 2016

By John Morrison, Chief Executive, IHRB

Amidst the throws of the largest gathering of the business and human rights community, IHRB's Chief Executive John Morrison discusses with the US Mission in Geneva a global initiative to tackle one of the root causes of modern slavery - worker fees.

A major cause of forced labour in today’s global supply chains is the charging of recruitment fees to migrant  workers.

Reflecting the Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity, the Employer Pays Principle is a commitment to ensure that no worker should pay for a job. It is endorsed by the Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment, a collaboration between leading companies and expert organisations driving positive change in the way that migrant workers are recruited.


Image: US Mission Geneva

Latest IHRB Publications

International Arbitration of Business and Human Rights Disputes - Answers to Key Questions

International arbitration uses private arbitrators to resolve disputes of many kinds that arise between parties from different countries. The parties must consent to its use and they participate in the selection of the arbitrators.  Could it be used...

01 September 2017

Commentary by Robert C. Thompson

Women’s Health in Global Supply Chains - Re-Envisioning the Business Role

The Family Planning Summit in London this week is re-invigorating efforts to ensure that women and girls around the world are able to plan their families and their futures. A main focus is on strengthening public health services and on building...

Responsible Recruitment - Turning Principles into Practice

Today an estimated 21 million individuals still face conditions of what the United Nations refers to as ‘modern’ forms of slavery. Of that number, 14 million individuals are victims of labour exploitation specifically.

Such violations of...