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Thousands of Companies to Take Action Under Australia’s Anti-slavery Law

More than 3,000 businesses in Australia would be forced to disclose how they tackle the threat of modern slavery under a proposed law hailed by politicians and campaigners on Thursday as stronger than Britain’s landmark anti-slavery legislation. The Australian government said it would introduce its Modern Slavery Act to parliament by mid-2018, and outlined on

Using Research to End Modern Slavery

Photo: Lisa Kristine/Human Thread Foundation A new report published today looks in detail at what research is being undertaken about modern slavery in the UK and what research we still need. Modern slavery is a brutal abuse, denying people their dignity, safety and freedom. It affects millions worldwide and thousands here in the UK. In

Coca-Cola Partners with U.S. Department of State on Labor Blockchain Project

Bottles of Coca-Cola Co. soda is displayed for sale. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg Forced labor and workers' rights violations are a pernicious problem worldwide. The 2017 "Global Estimates of Modern Slavery" report shows that an estimated 25 million people are being subjected to forced labor , with the majority of this activity taking place in the

Police in Spain Dismantle Chinese Human Trafficking Ring, Arrest 155

Spanish police conduct a search during one of the arrest operations Spanish police said on Tuesday (Mar 13) they had arrested 155 mostly Chinese nationals after busting a gang that trafficked Chinese migrants into Britain and Ireland for 20,000 euros (US$24,655) per person. The arrests, which included four alleged ringleaders detained in Barcelona, came

Mira Sorvino to Receive First UCLA Law Promise Institute Human Rights Award

Actress Mira Sorvino arrives at the 90th Academy Awards. Photo: Instagram/mirasorvino Mira Sorvino has been named the inaugural recipient of the UCLA Law Promise Institute Award for Contribution to Human Rights Through the Arts. Sorvino will accept the award at UCLA’s summit Lights. Camera. Reaction: The Art of Impact in Entertainment at the Hammer Museum on March 16. Many Hollywood voices