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A sketch of a ‘labour approach’ to forced labour? Highlights from our community

created Mar 31, 2016 07:05 PM
By Marja Paavilainen, former Chief Technical Adviser, ILO Forced Labour Action in the Asian Region (FLARE project) It is nearly two years since the launch of the AP-Forced Labour ...

Entering a new era of economic integration and free trade: the importance of eradicating forced labour and human trafficking

created Oct 29, 2015 08:11 PM
By Maurizio Bussi, Director of ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific, 29 October 2015 The issues related to forced labour and human trafficking ...

Money talks: Why compensation could be the best tool in the fight to combat forced labour

created Jul 06, 2015 10:42 AM
By Anna Olsen, Technical Officer, Tripartite Action to Protect the Rights of Migrant Workers in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS TRIANGLE), 6 July 2015 Just last week, we attended the ...

Creating the choices needed to end forced labour and child labour

created Apr 29, 2015 03:05 PM
By Simrin Singh, Senior Specialist on Child Labour, ILO DWT for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific, 29 April 2015 The leather tanneries of northern India, and the workers were Muslim. ...

Exploitation vs. forced labour -- What can we learn from international labour standards?

created Mar 03, 2015 09:47 AM
By Tim De Meyer, Director, ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia, 2 March 2015 I spent some 12 years promoting international labour standards in East and South East Asia.  On many ...