Research Brief – Modern Slavery in Global Supply Chains: The State of Evidence for Key Government and Private Approaches

Published July 2022

The globalisation of supply chains has contributed to a deterioration of labour standards worldwide, exacerbating workers’ vulnerability to modern slavery and human trafficking. Governments, private actors and worker organisations have adopted a variety of approaches aimed at tackling modern slavery in supply chains. However, available evidence on their effectiveness is still scarce, and our understanding of “what works” remains limited.

This Research Brief reviews existing approaches to combatting modern slavery in global supply chains, examines their successes and challenges in mitigating, preventing and/or reducing human rights risks, and suggests future actions aimed at addressing this phenomenon.

Research brief - Executive Summary

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