Forced labor and transparency of supply chains: towards prescriptive or legal mandatory approaches?
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The imperative need for changes in international and national legal frameworks to address modern slavery in supply chains from a voluntary to prescriptive or mandatory approach is presented in a recent expert report to the New Zealand government, supported by Dame Sara Thornton DPE QBM, UK’s independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.
You can download this report from this link: https://modernslaveryrecommendations.nz
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1. Opening Remarks by Professor Michel Veuthey, Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to monitor and combat trafficking in persons
2. Professor Dame Sara Thornton DPE QBM, (Author of the Report Introduction) UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner from May 2019 until April 2022
3. Rebekah Armstrong, (Report author), human rights practitioner with 14 years’ experience specialising in modern slavery, human rights and humanitarian law. She is the Director of Business and Human Rights Consultants and Head of Advocacy and Justice at World Vision
4. Professor Natalia Szablewska , (Report author), lawyer and social scientist with 20 years’ experience spanning the public sector, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and academia in five countries. She is currently Professor in Law and Society at The Open University (United Kingdom/UK) and holds further academic affiliations in New Zealand, Australia and Cambodia
The webinars are organized by the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to monitor and combat trafficking in persons with the Collège Universitaire Henry-Dunant, in cooperation with Sister Mirjam Beike, RGS, Representative at the UN in Geneva for the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd.
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