Publications on forced labour

October 2008

  1. Tajikistan project flier

    13 October 2008

    Project "Prevention of human trafficking through employment creation and improved migration management", (2007 - 2009)

September 2008

  1. Investigating forced labour and trafficking: Do they exist in Zambia?

    24 September 2008

    This research project was undertaken in response to an approach by the Zambian Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) to the International Labour Office (ILO) to request assistance to look into the possible existence of forced labour practices in Zambia. In particular, MLSS had become concerned about the practices of some recruitment agencies, which were acting as ‘labour brokers’ in the mining sector. These agencies were thought to be exploiting jobseekers after they had been placed into employment, by retaining a significant part of their wages as a placement fee. MLSS’ concern arose following the lodging of complaints by workers over non-payment of terminal benefits, with neither the client company nor the recruitment agency accepting responsibility for the payment.

July 2008

  1. Strengthening Employers’Activities against Forced Labour

    22 July 2008

    Project flier on the role of Employers and Business in fighting forced labour

May 2008

  1. Human Trafficking And Forced Labour - Case studies and responses from Portugal

    01 May 2008

    The objective of the book is to study the phenomena of labour exploitation and forced labour to which immigrants and, in particular, victims of human trafficking, are subjected in Portugal. It also sheds light on the treatment of Portuguese emigrants in select destination countries.

April 2008

  1. Modern-Day Slavehouse - Article originally published in the February 2008 edition of Rolling Stone Brazil magazine

    02 April 2008

    Brazilian employers using slave labor find support in the Congress to have their names off the so-called “Dirty List”.

March 2008

  1. Report I(B): Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    12 March 2008

    Freedom of association in practice: Lessons learned

January 2008

  1. Forced Labor: Critical Issues For US Business Leaders

    28 January 2008

    Background paper prepared for conference on "Engaging Business: Addressing Forced Labor", Atlanta, Georgia, February 20, 2008. Written by Roger Plant, Special Action Program to Combat Forced Labour, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland

  2. "Engaging Business: Addressing Forced Labor" - AGENDA

    28 January 2008


    28 January 2008

    Background Paper

  4. ILO panel on “Supply Chain Management – Eliminating the Risks of Forced Labour and Trafficking”

    28 January 2008