Compendium of Relevant Reference Materials and Resources on Ethical Sourcing and Prevention of Trafficking in Human Beings for Labour Exploitation in Supply Chains.
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Office of the Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings.
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This compendium is designed to assist government officials involved in policy making, as well as businesses and other stakeholders interested in learning from current practices in order to further enhance their own measures on ethical sourcing and the prevention of human trafficking in supply chains. It is divided into three sections. The first chapter includes State initiatives, such as laws, policies, national action plans, and guidelines developed by national authorities to address forced labor and human trafficking in supply chains. Legislation and policies are highlighted in the countries of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, the European Union, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The second chapter looks at the work of NGOs, civil society, academia, and the private sector regarding ethical sourcing and exploitation in supply chains. Finally, the third chapter reflects on relevant initiatives of international organizations, including international treaties, political commitments, reports, publications, and others. The compendium contains over two hundred relevant materials and resources, including almost seventy from government and State authorities, over eighty from civil society, NGOs, academia and the private sector and some fifty from international organizations. It has been compiled based on desk research and inputs received from stakeholders at project conferences and workshops held in Astana, Berlin, Geneva, London, Stockholm, and Vienna. (Author abstract modified)
human trafficking; prevention; child abuse; child neglect; ethics; employment; policy formation; child welfare laws; prevention programs; cross cultural studies; Europe