EU perpetuates forced labor in Libya, Amnesty International reports

Trigger warning: this article contains references to sexual abuse and suicide. A new report by Amnesty International has strongly condemned the role of the European Union in perpetuating the “abusive”…

1,000 survivors in the U.K. gain financial independence thanks to HSBC

HSBC U.K. continues to provide a model to other banking institutions with its trafficking survivor services or ‘Survivor Bank’. Launched in 2019, this service allows survivors to open an account…

What’s wrong with India’s new anti-trafficking bill

India’s government has tabled a new anti-trafficking bill – an effort over two years in the making. But the rushed public consultation process and approach to sex work is facing…

New action plan to tackle racism & inequality in the U.K. anti-modern slavery sector

This week Freedom United joined the launch of the U.K.’s BME Anti-Slavery Network’s (BASNET) launch of the Race, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) action plan for the anti-modern slavery sector…

Report finds exploitation of migrant hotel workers in Qatar

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) has just published a report based on a survey of 19 hotel companies representing over 100 global brands with properties across Qatar…

Supreme Court decision could mean increase in labor trafficking of farmworkers

A recent US Supreme Court ruling on private property rights could now put migrant farmworkers at greater risk of labor trafficking. In late June, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on…

Fair recruitment is key to protecting migrants from trafficking

In a new opinion piece for Thomson Reuters Foundation, James Lynch from human rights organization FairSquare writes that governments that import low-cost migrant labor must ensure that employers must cover…

How accurate is the 2021 TIP report?

The 2021 influential U.S. Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report was published last week and we’re sharing our own perspective on this year’s rankings.  The TIP report is an important tool…

Secret government policy prioritizes immigration targets over rights

The U.K. High Court criticized the government’s deportation of a survivor of trafficking, identified as AA, describing the action as a “secret policy”. AA had entered the U.K. in June…

Freedom United calls on U.K. government to pass corporate accountability laws

Freedom United and our partners have submitted a letter to the U.K. government calling for the passage of mandatory human rights and due diligence laws. By now, there is more…

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