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26 October 2017

São Paulo’s notorious textile production industry is mostly built on the precarious work of undocumented migrants. Since the 90s, we at the Ministry for Labour and Employment in São Paulo…

25 August 2017

Last week the Australian government announced that it would be introducing a “Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement” into Australian law, requiring big businesses to report each year on…

27 July 2017

Brazil is often held up as an example of good practice in the fight against trafficking in persons. In 1995, Brazil became one of the first countries to officially acknowledge…

08 May 2017

Due diligence allows companies to fulfil their obligation to respect human rights. But how can States ensure that human rights due diligence is undertaken by businesses? A report by ICAR…

12 April 2017

In October last year, in the case of Araya v. Nevsun Resources Ltd., the Canadian Supreme Court granted jurisdiction on a civil liability case against a corporation for the overseas…

31 October 2016

Governments, both at the national and local level, are significant consumers of goods and services. Governments purchase –or procure a wide variety of goods and services, such as uniforms, food,…

08 June 2016

The “dirty list” is one of the key tools to combat slave labour in Brazil, and has been hailed by the United Nations as a leading instrument in the global…

03 March 2016

In 2015 the UK passed the Modern Slavery Act, which for the first time called on large companies to set out steps taken to make their operations slavery free. At…

09 December 2015

Workers around the world are exploited in the production of the goods we use, the clothes we wear, the buildings we inhabit, and the foods we eat. As corporate supply…

09 December 2015

This blog was originally posted on Know The Chain’s website. Technology has made the world smaller. One way we are feeling that is through the globalization of supply chains and the…