Publications on forced labour

December 2015

  1. Unacceptable Forms of Work : A global and comparative study

    14 December 2015

    Unacceptable forms of work (UFW) have been identified by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as work in conditions that deny fundamental principles and rights at work, put at risk the lives, health, freedom, human dignity and security of workers or keep households in conditions of poverty.The report takes as the central purpose of identifying UFW to devise targeted social and economic policies that aim to eliminate or transform jobs that are entirely unacceptable

  2. Collective bargaining - a policy guide

    11 December 2015

    How can governments advance the effective recognition of this fundamental right? Which policies and institutions promote collective bargaining and how might they be established?

  3. Improving working conditions for domestic workers: organizing, coordinated action and bargaining

    04 December 2015

    This Issue Brief examines innovative approaches to workers’ and employers’ organizations and collective bargaining that protect domestic workers from the risk of being engaged in unacceptable forms of work and afford them effective and inclusive labour protection.

  4. HIV and AIDS and Labour Rights: A Handbook for Judges and Legal Professionals

    01 December 2015

    This Handbook aims to assist judges and legal professionals in handling HIV and AIDS-related matters with a focus on employment and occupation. It provides information on relevant national and international law and its application in domestic courts operating in diverse legal traditions and frameworks.

July 2015

  1. Combating the worst forms of child labour in shrimp and seafood processing areas of Thailand (Final evaluation summary)

    01 July 2015

    Project: THA/10/50/USA - Evaluation Consultants: Amy Catherine Jersild, Nantaporn Ieumwananonthachai and Piyanut Kotsan

June 2015

  1. Combating forced labour: A handbook for employers and business

    25 June 2015

    This handbook provides guidance material and tools for employers and business to strengthen their capacity to address the risk of forced labour and human trafficking in their own operations and in global supply chains. (2015 revised edition)

  2. Handbook for employers and business – Booklet 7 Case Studies

    25 June 2015

    Selected examples of company and industry action that indicate the variety of approaches business actors can take in addressing forced labour at the workplace and in supply chains. (2015 revised edition)

  3. Handbook for employers and business – Booklet 5 A Guide for Taking Action

    25 June 2015

    Presents some of the key measures that companies and employers' organisations can take to address forced labour at enterprise, national and industry levels, and in global supply chains. (2015 revised edition)

  4. Handbook for employers and business – Booklet 4 A Checklist and Guidance for Assessing Compliance

    25 June 2015

    A checklist designed for social auditors and other practitioners for use in enterprise-level assessments. The tool includes questions as well as policy guidance and technical advice on how to conduct assessments. (2015 revised edition)

  5. Handbook for employers and business – Booklet 3 Guiding Principles to Combat Forced Labour

    25 June 2015

    A set of principles based on ILO standards and jurisprudence to guide business action against forced labour and trafficking. (2015 revised edition)