Event: Good practice in protecting people from modern slavery during the Covid-19 pandemic
Thursday 10 June 2021, 9.30am BST
Event organised in collaboration with the Minority Rights Group and the Keele University.
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for workers and for people affected by modern slavery. Many workers have been made unemployed due to various reasons, including lockdown measures, closure of businesses and restrictions on movement. Yet from suppliers of personal protective equipment to the meat industry, some businesses have witnessed a sudden surge of demand for labour, leaving workers at high risk of exploitative practices by employers.
So, what exactly has the impact of COVID-19 been on vulnerable workers and people affected by modern slavery? And what have been good practices in protecting them?
Join us in the launch of the report ‘Good practice in protecting people from modern slavery during the Covid-19 pandemic’, where the authors will share their research findings and provide important recommendations, including new guiding principles for protecting people in future crises.
- Prof. Tomoya Obokata, Professor of International Law and Human Rights at Keele University, and UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
- Dr Forough Ramezankhah, Keele University
- Rasha Al Saba, Minority Rights Group International
- Samrawit Gougsa, Minority Rights Group International
- Prof. Alex Balch, Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre
Please register through the Minority Rights Group website (external link)