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Beyond Compliance in the Hotel Sector: A Review of UK Modern Slavery Act Statements
Publications
15 November 2019

There is a highrisk of exploitation within the hotel sector due to its vulnerable workforce, complex supply chains with little transparency, and limited oversight from brands and multinational hotel companies as a result of extensive franchising. In the franchising model,...

At a crossroads – unaccompanied and separated children in their transition to adulthood in Italy
Publications
08 November 2019

This research, commissioned by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), provides an overview of trends and possible pathways of transition to adult life of UASC...

Respect for Human Rights: A Snapshot of the Largest German Companies
Publications
04 November 2019

The German government has set a 2020 target for at least 50% of German companies with more than 500 employees to  have  introduced effective human rights protections.  The current coalition Government has agreed to pass laws and push for “EU-wide regulation” if...

Unlocking Potential: A Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking
GuidancePublications
08 October 2019

Unlocking Potential: A Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking is the final report of the Liechtenstein Initiative for a Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, which has now formed Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST)....

Responsible Business Conduct as a Cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda – A Look at the Implications
Publications
11 June 2019

This discussion paper aims to provide practitioners working with business, human rights and/ or sustainable development with an overview of the connections between human rights, responsible business conduct and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda), the opportunities an integrated approach brings...

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Flag States & Human Rights Report 2019: Protecting Human Rights at Sea
Publications
09 June 2019

The human rights obligations of States apply equally at sea, as they do on land. That said, human rights are frequently violated at sea, but the violations remain unpunished. This is hardly surprising given that it is difficult to monitor violations...

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