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21 November 2019, 17:30-19:00

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Expert Panel on Modern Slavery and Book Launch

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Luxor, Egypt, onstruction workers are building stronger river banks along the Nile river to protect it from erosion. Luxor, Egypt, onstruction workers are building stronger river banks along the Nile river to protect it from erosion.

There are nearly 25 million people trapped in forced labour around the world and 16 million are exploited in the private economy. These are workers at the bottom of global supply chains – producing the coffee, chocolate, computers, jewellery, car parts – that are part of our daily lives.

On the occasion of the launch of Justine Nolan and Martijn Boersma’s new book Addressing Modern Slavery (2019), this expert panel – co-organized with the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights – will discuss business strategies to identify, analyse and resolve risks for modern slavery in global supply chains.

Introduction

  • Felix Kirchmeier, Manager of Policy Studies and Executive Director of the Geneva Human Rights Platform, Geneva Academy

Moderation

  • Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, Director, Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights and Professor, University of Geneva

Panelists

  • Cindy Berman, Ethical Trading Initiative
  • Luiz Antonio Machado, International Labour Organization
  • Justine Nolan, Professor, UNSW Australia
  • Auret van Heerden, NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights

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