Publications on forced labour

July 2009

  1. Publication

    Recruitment of Pakistani Workers for Overseas Employment: Mechanisms, Exploitation and Vulnerabilities

    01 July 2009

    This study in Pakistan was commissioned against the backdrop of growing concern globally about the particular vulnerability of both regular and irregular migrant workers to exploitation, trafficking and forced labour. It was undertaken to inform dialogue between Asian sender and Middle Eastern destination countries, at a Gulf Forum on Temporary Contractual Labour held in Abu Dhabi in early 2008, along with a sister study addressing similar questions in Bangladesh.

June 2009

  1. Publication

    Forced labour and human trafficking. Casebook of court decisions

    22 June 2009

    The present casebook fills an important gap. It covers a range of national experience, from judicial decisions on forced and bonded labour in a number of developing countries, through to the more recent decisions on forced labour and trafficking in industrialized countries. In particular, it seeks to illustrate how national court decisions have taken into account the provisions of the ILO's own Conventions on forced labour, and how this may provide useful guidance for future court decisions.

  2. Publication

    Electronic Newsletter PRO169 - June 2009

    10 June 2009

    Welcome to the PRO 169 electronic newsletter. This is the first issue of PRO 169's electronic newsletter, which replaces the earlier printed newsletter. The aspiration is to reach a larger number of readers faster!

  3. Meeting document

    PR No. 5 - Follow-up activities by the Office under the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: Freedom of association and collective bargaining; forced or compulsory labour; discrimination

    01 June 2009

May 2009

  1. Publication

    Unravelling the vicious cycle of recruitment

    29 May 2009

    This study in Bangladesh was commissioned against the backdrop of growing concern globally about the particular vulnerability of both regular and irregular migrant workers to exploitation, trafficking and forced labour. It was undertaken to inform dialogue between Asian sender and Middle Eastern destination countries, at a Gulf Forum on Temporary Contractual Labour, held in Abu Dhabi in early 2008, along with a sister study addressing similar questions in Pakistan. While provisional findings were first presented at that time, we are now pleased to publish the full findings of the research, following the launch of the ILO’s third global report on forced labour, entitled “The cost of coercion” on 12 May 2009.

  2. Publication

    Measuring the Costs of Coercion to Workers in Forced Labour

    22 May 2009

    What are, in addition to the human suffering, the financial costs of coercion to people who work in forced labour? In other words, how much money is “stolen” from people in forced labour?

  3. Publication

    Questions and answers on “The cost of coercion”, the 2009 ILO global report on forced labour

    22 May 2009

    The 2009 ILO global report on forced labour entitled “The cost of coercion” says that victims of forced labour lose an estimated USD 20 billion ever year in unpaid earnings. This and other findings provide a powerful economic argument for stepping up global action against forced labour.

  4. Publication

    Fact sheet The Cost of Coercion - Regional Perspectives: Europe and Central Asia

    22 May 2009

    Regional perspectives from the ILO Global Report "The Cost of Coercion" (2009)

  5. Publication

    Fact sheet The Cost of Coercion - Regional Perspectives: Middle East

    22 May 2009

    Regional perspectives from the ILO Global Report "The Cost of Coercion" (2009)

  6. Publication

    Fact sheet The Cost of Coercion - Regional Perspectives: Americas

    22 May 2009

    Regional perspectives from the ILO Global Report "The Cost of Coercion" (2009)