The illicit trade of cigarettes has become a multi-billion dollar business today and has taken centre stage in the global debate in the last few years. There are various ways in describing the illicit cigarette trade: contraband, counterfeit, illicit whites, and diverted cigarettes. This organized crime enables corruption, undermines good governance, deprives governments of tax revenue, threatens national security, and facilitates other transnational organized crimes such as money laundering and/or human trafficking. International efforts and cooperation between organizations such as INTERPOL, the World Customs Organization, the European Anti-Fraud Office, governments, businesses, and non-governmental organizations have seen tangible results.
How does the tobacco industry address this crime, and where does the illicit cigarette trade intersect with human trafficking? This discussion will examine supply chain management and promising practices to identify risk, as well as current multi-stakeholder approaches and partnerships at the global, transnational, and national levels.
This documentary talks about the ten countries with the most people in modern slavery (victims of human trafficking), based on data and findings of the Global Slavery Index 2016.
Video researched, written, narrated, and directed by Bryce Plank.
An estimated 45.8 million people live in modern slavery. The International Labour Organization estimates that global profits from forced labour surpass US$150 billion per annum, suggesting that slavery, forced labour and human trafficking are more pr...Read More
FLEX has published a new report revealing a range of labour abuses and risk of exploitation in London’s construction sector, including workers not being paid, being physically and verbally abused, and being forced to work in dangerous conditions. T...Read More
Wildlife trafficking is among the largest global crimes, along with drugs, counterfeiting, and human trafficking according to TRAFFIC and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). It is also a multi-billion dollar business with estimates between US$7-$23 billion annually with illegal fishing...