20.09.2017

"Modern slavery in company operations & supply chains", a review of current legislations towards an intl. framework

This paper sets out what leading governments are already doing to insist global business does more to eradicate modern slavery.

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It draws from this experience to set out how these uncoordinated actions could become a robust, and harmonised international standard for national legislations. Acting in concert, governments would have far greater impact on modern slavery and workers’ rights, and raise the floor of minimum corporate behaviour. Acting together, governments would also avoid a ‘spaghetti soup’ of incoherent national legislations, and instead create the international predictability that global business seeks.

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Business & Human Rights Resource Centre for International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) with support from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

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