October 18, 2017

A contribution to the issues highlighted for Anti-Slavery Day, this a piece on the increasing presence of the use of indentured labour within the American criminal justice system.

Across the United States, judges are increasingly sending defendants to rehabilitation cen...

September 29, 2017

Individuals who have been victimized in the sex industry may experience biologically based reactions such as PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) or other trauma-related symptoms.

“Posttraumatic stress disorder” refers to a group of symptoms that some individuals experi...

July 17, 2017

The South Asian Task Force on Bonded Child Labour defines a bonded child labourer as:

“a child (below 18 years of age as defined in the UNCRC) working against debt taken by himself/herself or his/her family members, or working against any social obligation (e.g. caste,...

June 12, 2017

    (Photo cred : University of Hull)

Introduction

This article discusses the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery on country visits, critiquing the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially women, and children, supplem...

June 1, 2017

 (Photo cred: Times Higher Education)

Slavery, as an institution, was abolished by most countries over a century ago, but bonded and forced labour, trafficking and exploitation persist in almost all parts of the globe, including the United Kingdom. About 150 years after...

May 12, 2017

 (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) 

Ghana 

The practice of ‘Trokosi’ as found in country visits by the UN Special Rapporteur is a form of religious/ritual servitude that is still practised in parts of Ghana, the exploitation includes the use of the child to se...

April 24, 2017

The patriarchal notion of 'innocence' plays a significant role in preventing trafficked victims from being reintegrated and rehabilitated into society. The impact of social and cultural stigma is a primary example of inequality that needs to be addressed and c...

April 20, 2017

The healthcare system is crucial in the detection of trafficked persons and requires training sessions for professionals to assist in identifying these victims.

April 6, 2017

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking explained through the legal and economic processes

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