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Murky Waters – A qualitative Assessment of Modern Slavery in the Pacific Region
Publications
09 March 2020

While previous qualitative research has exposed select forms of modern slavery in the Pacific, this report provides a comprehensive assessment of modern slavery in the region. The report draws on existing peer-reviewed and grey literature, Walk Free’s 2019 assessment of...

Seabound: The Journey to Modern Slavery on the High Seas
Publications
09 December 2019

For several years now, international media has shone a spotlight on the inhumane working conditions of migrant fishers from Southeast Asia. The vessels they work on reportedly use destructive, illegal, and unreported methods, which take a heavy toll on the...

Modern Slavery in Pacific Supply Chains of Canned Tuna
Publications
01 June 2019

Between November 2018 and January 2019, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited 35 canned tuna companies and supermarkets – representing 80 of the world’s largest retail canned tuna brands – to answer a survey on their approach to human rights challenges,...

How Technology Fuels Trafficking and Exploitation in Asia and the Pacific
Publications
01 May 2019

The total number of modern slavery victims in the world today is estimated to be 40.3 million. Out of this shocking figure, more than half of the victims – at least 24.9 million – are in Asia and the Pacific....

The Case for an Australian Modern Slavery Act
Publications
01 December 2017

Australia needs a “Modern Slavery Act” that addresses three issues as a priority: Anti-Slavery Commissioner – appointment of an Anti-Slavery Commissioner to provide independent oversight, with powers to monitor laws and hold business and the Government accountable. Modern Slavery Statements...

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Child labour manual: A resource for labour inspectors and officers in Pacific Island countries
Publications
01 December 2016

The manual provides information on child labour including the worst forms of child labour, hazardous work and hazardous child labour lists, conducting child labour inspections, the labour inspector’s role when faced with the commercial sexual exploitation of children, and strategies...

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