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By Christien van den Anker

This publication examines the position of globalization and native components within the bring up of latest slavery and attainable methods ahead in laws, policy-making, NGO campaigns and examine. particular proposals for development of overseas and nationwide legislation in addition to sufferer help measures are mentioned and views on financial improvement and social switch are evaluated for his or her use in struggling with slavery. Reparations for slavery long ago are analyzed as a potential relief in elevating understanding and elevated strain on govt to take complete accountability for finishing slavery.

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However, there are some common ways forward for all types of contemporary slavery, for example lobbying for the ratification and implementation of international law and for the introduction and implementation of national laws to punish and prevent slavery. Recently, new international law has been developed to combat new forms of slavery and the worst forms of child labour. But its enforcement is still a huge challenge and, ironically, just as with codes of conduct, new standard-setting can actually work out as a form of protectionism by the US and Europe.

The Fair Trade movement has done invaluable work in supporting poor producers. Their aim is to create alternative livelihoods, which contribute to ending slavery as well as other exploitative forms of labour (see Chapter 12 in this volume). Yet the transition of the present unjust global economy towards one based on Fair Trade will require more far-reaching measures, if it is feasible at all. However, the Fair Trade movement has made an inroad into neo-liberal economic thinking, by introducing justice and responsibility for the well-being of poor producers into trade relations.

However, the element of being paid or not is probably less important than the elements of being forced to work against one’s will and under threat of violence, often with restrictions on freedom of movement through either physical ties or by withholding of passport or identity papers. In its contemporary form, slavery violates many other rights over and above the right not to be enslaved, such as the rights to freedom, property and fair remuneration for labour. The violence and the mental degradation that come with most forms of slavery are violations of the internationally protected right to be free from torture and inhumane and degrading treatment.

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