News on forced labour

April 2010

  1. Action plan for preventing future trafficking cases in Eastern Europe

    15 April 2010

    A two-day meeting was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 31 March and 1 April, to discuss the SerbAz company case, which involves the trafficking of workers from the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to Azerbaijan. This case concerns 700 migrant construction workers and as such is one of the largest registered cases of human trafficking for labour exploitation purposes in Europe

  2. Forced labour in Europe: cases, concepts and action, by Undine Groeger, Copenhagen, April 2010

    14 April 2010

    Presentation to the conference on “Human Trafficking”, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14 April 2010

  3. Poland: Memorandum on forced labour

    02 April 2010

    The Human Trafficking Studies Centre from the Warsaw University has addressed a memorandum to public authorities, NGOs and the media, stressing the issues to be considered to combat forced labour in Poland

March 2010

  1. National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) has adopted an opinion on combating the trafficking and exploitation of human beings in France

    25 March 2010

    In this document, the CNCDH assess France’s approach to protect the rights of victims of trafficking or exploitation. The report has identified the failures of this approach and ways to remedy them.

  2. Labour inspection in Europe: fighting undeclared work and trafficking

    12 March 2010

    Europe’s labour inspectors face daunting challenges. They not only try to ensure decent working conditions, but also contribute to the fight against trafficking and undeclared work. ILO Online has set up a series of questions and answers about a new ILO report intended to help experts in EU countries share good practices and develop common policy guidelines for labour inspection and undeclared work.

January 2010

  1. Roundtable "Protecting Migrant Workers in the Supply Chain"

    The Business and Migration Initiative, a partnership programme of the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the International Business Leaders Forum, is co-hosting a roundtable ‘Protecting Migrant Workers in the Supply Chain’ with the Ethical Trading Initiative.

  2. Workshop "Addressing the Demand Side of Chinese Migrant Workers in European Countries”

    Workshop organized by the ILO, in cooperation with the National Council of Small and Medium Sized Private Enterprises in Romania (CNIPMMR), , as a component of the Project on “Capacity Building for Migration Management in China (CBMM)”.

December 2009

  1. Greetings from SAP-FL

    23 December 2009

    As we enter the new year, we would like to thank you for your continued commitment to end forced labour and human trafficking.

  2. A Tripartite Approach for the Prevention of Bonded Labour in India: An Interview with Anil Swarup, from the Indian Ministry of Labour

    06 December 2009

    In an interview with the ILO, Anil Swarup discusses the current situation of bonded labour in India. He talks about the actions taken by the ILO and the Indian government, including efforts to converge ongoing government schemes to assist potential victims of bonded labour. Anil Swarup is the Director General (Labour Welfare) of the Indian Ministry of Labour and Employment.

  3. Workshop "The employment of Chinese migrant workers in UK: issues and solutions"

    Event organized by the University of Nottingham and the ILO, as part of a European Union-China collaborative project "Capacity Building for Migration Management in China (CBMM)" funded by the EU.