Executive Summary "Forced labour: Coercion and exploitation in the private economy"

This co-publication by the ILO and Lynne Rienner is based on more than six years of research and features case studies from Latin America, South Asia, Africa and Europe.

Two centuries after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, at least 12.3 million people are subjected to modern forms of forced labor—in rich countries, as well as poor ones. The authors present state-of-the-art research on the manifestations of these slavery-like practices, why they continue to survive, and how they can be eliminated. The book offers in-depth knowledge about deceptive recruitment systems, debt bondage and other forms of coercion, as well as fresh perspectives on law, policy and statistics.