Forced Labour in North Korean Prison Camps

Focuses on returned North Korean migrants who are subjected to forced labour in North Korean prison camps following their deportation from China. The findings of the report are based on interviews carried out with North Koreans who were subjected to forced labour while in detention. The report includes photographs and 30 cases. Most of those interviewed were subjected to forced labour before being prosecuted, which violates international standards as well as North Korea’s domestic law. The report also outlines what measures need to be taken to address this situation.

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Trafficking in Women, Forced Labour and Domestic Work: In the Context of the Middle East and Gulf Region

Investigates the experiences of migrant domestic workers in the region, the dynamics and workings of the migration process and how migration (if at all) contributes to trafficking; and looks at what are some of the key inter-connecting dynamics involved between slavery, trafficking, migration and forced labour.
It focuses particularly on several selected sending, receiving and transit countries (Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Lebanon, Sudan and Yemen).

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Never Work Alone: Trade Unions and NGOs Joining Forces to Combat Forced Labour and Trafficking in Europe

Guide for trade unions and other civil society organisations to jointly combat modern-day slavery and trafficking of workers. The report is the result of a two-year project in which trade unions and NGOs have looked into each other’s actions and approaches to combat slavery and labour trafficking. It examines different approaches and shows four major common grounds for action, each of them documented with a series of best practices.

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Rights and Recourse, A Guide to Legal Remedies for Trafficked Persons in the UK

Legal guide by Anti-Slavery International and Eaves Poppy Project warns that victims of trafficking for forced prostitution and forced labour are vulnerable to being re-trafficked because of a failure of the criminal justice system to provide financial compensation for their ordeal. The guide aims to be a starting point to help lawyers take a creative and comprehensive approach in evaluating the legal remedies available to trafficking victims. It also includes two practical case studies and recommendations drawn from the experience of several practitioners.the system.

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Collateral Damage: The Impact of Anti-Trafficking Measures on Human Rights Around the World

Reviews the experience of eight specific countries and attempts to assess what the impact of anti-trafficking measures have been for a variety of people living and working there, or migrating into or out of these countries. The eight are: Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Brazil, India, Nigeria, Thailand, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US). The chapters look specifically at what the impact has been on people’s human rights.

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Compilation of Reports from the Conference on “When People are Treated as Commodities in the Global Market”

In October 2006, Anti-Slavery International ,CICA, IEPALA, MLAL Progetto Mondo and OIKOS participated in a two-day conference in Verona, Italy, as part of the “Hands Up for Freedom” project. Partners were invited from various countries and papers were presented on topics relating to the conference theme, “When People are treated as Commodities in the Global Market”. This report is a summary of some of the information made available during the conference in Verona.

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Report of the Eastern and Horn of Africa Conference on Human Trafficking and Forced Labour

Details the proceedings and recommendations of the conference held in Nairobi from 5-7 July 2005. The conference discussed contributing factors to trafficking and forced labour, including armed conflict, debt bondage, education and child labour, drugs and transnational crime, and national and international adoption. It also examined various regional and international responses.

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Compilation of Reports from the Conference on Trafficking of Human Beings and Migration: A Human Rights Approach

In March 2005, Anti-Slavery International and other non-governmental organisations including CICA, IEPALA, MLAL Progetto Mondo and OIKOS took part in a conference in Lisbon, Portugal. The issues of trafficking and migration in Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom were discussed, including the current siutation, government action and recommendations for change. Global partners presented papers on topics relating to the conference’s theme. The report is a summary of information made available during the conference.

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Cause for Concern? London Social Services and Child Trafficking

ECPAT UK’s latest report on child trafficking into the UK. Cause for Concern? includes interviews with social services in all 33 of London’s boroughs to gauge social workers’ awareness of trafficking and record cases of children who have been trafficked to the capital. Twenty-six boroughs reported that they had worked directly with children who had been trafficked or who had been brought into the UK and were living in suspicious circumstances. It includes case studies, statistics and recommendations.

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Combating Trafficking in Persons: A Directory of Organisations

Information of activities and services offered by organisations around the world that are working towards the elimination of human trafficking. It aims to facilitate co-operation and the establishment of networks and partnerships, aid effective referral for trafficked people (psychological counselling, long-term shelter provision and skills training), assist personnel who have identified a victim of trafficking to make contact with relevant service providers and provide an overview of the trafficking situation in each country. Also provides background on legislation and the types of services provided by organisations and institutions in this area.

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Sub-Regional Project on Eradicating Child Domestic Work and Child Trafficking in West and Central Africa

Includes a Code of Conduct for improving the treatment of child domestic workers and child victims of trafficking, as well as recommendations for action. Anti-Slavery International set up a network of child rights organisations in six West and Central African countries: Bénin, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana, Niger and Togo, in order to strengthen their ability to work together for the eradication of abusive forms of work and the worst forms of child labour.

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WAHAYA: Domestic and Sexual Slavery in Niger

Focuses on the ‘wahaya’ practice in Niger, whereby girls and women of ‘slave caste’ are bought and sold as unofficial wives. They are referred to as ‘fifth wives’, as they are additional to the four wives permitted to Niger, but they are not officially married to their master and therefore have none of the legal rights and protection to which legal wives would have recourse. ‘Wahaya’ are essentially slaves used for domestic labour and sexual gratification.  The report presents testimonies from individual wahaya to expose the shocking realities of the practice and calls for efforts to end these forced unions.

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