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The International Law of Human Exploitation: Convergence or Confusion?

Marking the seventh annual EU Anti-Trafficking Day and the launch of Switzerland’s first annual Anti-Human Trafficking Week, earlier today, the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking and the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery hosted a panel discussion/debate to discuss the state of international law related to trafficking in persons and various forms of human exploitation, including slavery, servitude, forced labour, and debt bondage.  Project Participant Anne Gallagher participated in this discussion, adding much-needed conceptual and definitional clarity  — at a time when the tendency now is to simply conflate all of these practices under the label of “slavery.”

On that note, Walk Free has just released its inaugural Global Slavery Index — you can view it here.

 

Related posts:

  1. Exploitation in the Global Fishing Industry: New Zealand Researchers and Advocates Secure a Rare and Important Victory
  2. The Eye of the Beholder: How Bad Data, Scrambles for Funding and Professional Bias Shape Human Trafficking Law and Policy, Dina Francesca Haynes
  3. Slavery, forced labor, debt bondage, and human trafficking: from conceptional confusion to targeted solutions by Ann Jordan
  4. USING INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW TO BETTER PROTECT VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING: THE PROHIBITIONS ON SLAVERY, SERVITUDE FORCED LABOR AND DEBT BONDAGE by Anne Gallagher
  5. A Shadow Report on Human Trafficking in Lao PDR: The US Approach vs. International Law by Anne Gallagher