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20 April 2020

Australia: Govt. to develop International Strategy on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery; includes BHRRC’s submission to consultation process

The Australian Government is developing an International Strategy on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (2020 Strategy). The 2020 Strategy aims to provide a comprehensive and coordinated framework to inform Australia’s international efforts to help...

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17 March 2020

International Strategy on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Consultation Paper

Author: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government

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13 February 2020

Myanmar: Fact-finding mission identifies businesses linked to the military that is accused of serious rights violations; some companies respond

The International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, established by the UN Human Rights Council, released a report on The economic interests of the Myanmar military (05 August 2019).  This report is also cited in the initiatory document for the ICC case...

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15 July 2019

Kenya: New Rangeela Bar's owner charged for trafficking girls from Nepal for sexual exploitation

Author: Mohamed Ahmed & Brian Ocharo, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Trafficked for sex: How Nepalese girls are lured into a life of slavery in Kenya"...

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24 June 2019

Italy: Modern slavery conditions found in farms producing for international supermarkets

Author: Tobias Jones & Ayo Awokoya, The Guardian

"Are your tinned tomatoes picked by slave labour?" 20 June 2019...

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8 June 2019

Thailand's crackdown on slavery in the fishing industry will succeed if neighbouring countries will adopt similar anti-trafficking laws

Author: Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Reuters

"Thailand needs neighbors' help to crack down on slavery at sea: activist", 5 June 2019...

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6 May 2019

Commentary: Blockchain can help break the chains of modern slavery, but it is not a complete solution

Author: Martijn Boersma & Justine Nolan, The Conversation

"Blockchain can help break the chains of modern slavery, but it is not a complete solution", 2 May 2019...

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4 March 2019

Ghana: How trafficked children are enslaved in Lake Volta's fishing industry

Author: Dominika Kulczyk, CNN

"Freeing the child slaves of Lake Volta"...

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3 March 2019

Australia: Tackling modern slavery now a matter of legal compliance

Author: Amy Sinclair, Law Society of NSW Journal

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25 September 2018

Australia: Modern Slavery Bill passes House of Representatives

The Modern Slavery Bill was passed by the Australian Parliament's House of Representatives on 17 September 2018. Subsequently, if the Bill is approved by the Senate, more than 3000 businesses and other entities will be required to publish annual...

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