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Union Busting & Unfair Dismissals: Garment Workers during COVID-19
Publications
12 August 2020

Millions of vulnerable workers in the garment industry have been laid off or have lost wages as a result of order cancellations and non-payment by apparel brands in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent reports from worker groups and...

Transformative Technologies: How digital is changing the landscape of organized crime
News & AnalysisPublications
30 June 2020

Advances in technology are continuing to transform the illicit-trade landscape as dramatically as they are changing its legal counterpart, particularly as the increasing dominance of online trade provides a means to connect customers to vendors in a way that is...

Trafficking in Persons Report 2020
Publications
25 June 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo released the State Department’s 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report on June 25 2020. This report marks the 20th anniversary of the TIP report and the introduction to the 2020 edition celebrates our progress in combating...

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Leveraging innovation to fight trafficking in human beings: a comprehensive analysis of technology tools
News & AnalysisPublications
22 June 2020

The publication takes stock of technology tools and initiatives developed to combat trafficking in human beings in its different forms in the OSCE area and beyond. It also examines the ways technology can be misused to facilitate trafficking in human...

ITUC Global Rights Index
Graphics & InfographicsPublications
18 June 2020

The breakdown of the social contract is exposed in the 2020 ITUC Global Rights Index with violations of workers’ rights at a seven-year high. The trends by governments and employers to restrict the rights of workers through violations of collective...

Survival at the expense of the weakest? Managing modern slavery risks in supply chains during COVID-19
Publications
11 June 2020

This paper reflects on the implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on modern slavery risks in supply chains. We first reason that the global supply and demand shock resulting from COVID-19 exacerbates workers’ vulnerability to modern slavery. Then, we discuss...

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