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UK’s ratification of ILO Forced Labour Protocol

On 22 January 2016, the United Kingdom ("UK") became the third member State of the International Labour Organisation ("ILO") to ratify a Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention ("Convention"), joining Norway and Niger. The Protocol updates the Convention to … Continue reading

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Recent developments in US legislation on modern slavery

The recent introduction of the Federal Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Bill (H.R. 4842) on 11 June 2014 (the “Bill”) is the U.S. government’s latest initiative in developing its approach towards human rights protections in business. The … Continue reading

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ILO adopts new treaty on forced labour

On 11 June 2014, the International Labour Organisation (“ILO”) adopted a Protocol (“Protocol”) to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention No. 29 (“Convention”). The Protocol is intended to update the 84 year old Convention and to address gaps in its implementation. … Continue reading

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