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BRIEFING: Evidencing COP26 at the Rights Lab
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Exploring work from across the Rights Lab
BRIEFING: Pakistan Case Study
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Research Findings
Learning About Labour Rights
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Evaluation of the Skills and Education Group Level 1 Award in Workers' Rights and Labour Exploitation
BRIEFING: Impact of Covid-19 on Forced Marriage
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Update on Initial Findings
BRIEFING: SMEs and Modern Slavery
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Preliminary Survey Findings on Actions Taken by SMEs to Tackle Modern Slavery
BRIEFING: A Problem Profile for Modern Slavery in Nottinghamshire
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A Briefing on a Collaborative Approach to Improving Local Understanding of Modern Slavery
The Problem of Sports Trafficking
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Report with an Agenda for Future Investigation and Action
Responding to Alleged Forced Labour in Xinjiang
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Findings from a Database Version 2.0
Local Government Authority Modern Slavery Assurance Guidance
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Guidance Relating to Construction Procurement and Modern Slavery Due Diligence
Forced Marriage and Covid-19
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Initial Analysis of Forced Marriage Protection Orders: Rapid Evidence Review
The Slavery-Free Campus
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A Blueprint for University Action Against Modern Slavery
EU Law. Global Impact.
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Research Report on the Potential Impact of Human Rights Due Diligence Laws on Labour Exploitation and Forced Labour
EU Law. Global Impact
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Briefing on Report Considering the Potential Impact of Human Rights Due Diligence Laws on Labour Exploitation and Forced Labour
Risks for Victims and Survivors of Forced Marriage
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Research Findings on International Travel Restrictions and Quarantine
Covid-19, Vulnerability and the Safeguarding of Criminally Exploited Children
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Findings from Safeguarding Professionals across England
BRIEFING - Responding to Alleged Forced Labour in Xinjiang
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Findings from a New Database of Country Responses
Disposable Workers?
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Experiences of Work in Road Freight Transport and Warehousing (Full Report)
BRIEFING: Impacts and Ongoing Risks of Covid-19 (USA)
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Reflections and Insights from Survivors and Support Organisations in the USA
Disposable Workers?
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Experiences of Work in Road Freight Transport and Warehousing (Summary Report)
Global Cities Free of Slavery
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Covid-19 Impact Analysis
The Impact of Covid-19 on Human Trafficking in Sudan
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A Case Study of Transition (Project Report)
Global Cities Free of Slavery
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Workshop Report: Brazil
BRIEFING: Benefits and the Barriers to Accessing Employment
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Considerations for Survivors of Modern Slavery
Access to Legal Advice and Representation for Survivors of Modern Slavery
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Research Report with the University of Liverpool and ATLEU
The Benefits and the Barriers to Accessing Employment
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Considerations for Survivors of Modern Slavery
BRIEFING: Impacts and Ongoing Risks of Covid-19
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Reflections & Insights from Survivors & Support Organisations in the UK
Response to the New Plan for Immigration
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Submission to the UK Government's Consultation
The Top 20 Source Countries for Modern Slavery in the UK
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A Comparative Study of Top Source Countries for Modern Slavery Victims in the UK
The Lived Realities of Sustained Liberation
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An Evaluation of Survivor Experiences in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India
BRIEFING (International): Top 20 Source Countries
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Summary for Internationally-Focused Actors on the Top Source Countries for Modern Slavery in the UK
BRIEFING (UK): Top 20 Source Countries
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Summary for UK-Focused Actors on Top Source Countries for Modern Slavery in the UK
BRIEFING: Amplifying Survivor Voice in Research Recommendations
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Addressing Risks & Impacts of Covid-19 for Survivors of Trafficking in the USA
BRIEFING: Integrated and Indivisible
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The Sustainable Development Agenda of Modern Slavery Survivor Narratives
BRIEFING: Evaluating the Buddying Scheme
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Assessing the Efficacy of a Pilot Scheme to Pair Rights Lab Researchers with Home Office Policy Officials
BRIEFING -Covid-19 and Modern Slavery Risk in English Social Care
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Understanding the Increased Risk of Exploitative Labour Practices
BRIEFING - Addressing Modern Slavery through Climate Change Mitigation
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Exploring the Nexus between Modern Slavery, Deforestation and Climate Change
BRIEFING - Measuring Modern Slavery
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Moving Beyond Prevalence
BRIEFING - Brexit and Modern Slavery
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The Impact of Brexit on UK Legal Frameworks to Tackle Modern Slavery
BRIEFING - Combatting Human Trafficking
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What Do We Know About What Works
BRIEFING - Islamic States Use of Enslavement
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Systematic Enslavement as a Tactic of War
BRIEFING - Agriculture and Modern Slavery Act Reporting
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Briefing for the UK Government
BRIEFING - Agriculture and Modern Slavery Act Reporting
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Briefing for Businesses
BRIEFING - Modern Slavery Risk in Adult Social Care
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Assessing Care-Worker Vulnerability to Exploitation
BRIEFING - Modern Slavery in Local Media
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How Local Media Reports on Modern Slavery
BRIEFING – Modern Slavery Policy and Practice
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Addressing the Implementation Gap Between Modern Slavery Policy and Practice
BRIEFING – Tackling Slavery in Brazilian-UK Beef and Timber Supply Chains
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Lessons Learned from Efforts to Tackle Slavery in Brazilian- UK Beef and Timber Supply Chains
BRIEFING – Survivor Definitions of Slavery
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Examining the Policy Implications of a Survivor-Centred and Survivor- Informed Approach to Defining Slavery
Going Places: Journeys to Recovery
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A Study on the Benefits of Funded Travel for Modern Slavery Survivors
The Nexus between Forced Displacement and Contemporary Forms of Slavery
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Evidence Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
Impact of Covid-19 of Modern Slavery in Sudan
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Emerging Findings
Campaigning for Change
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The Coop's Approach to Tackling Modern Slavery and Supporting Victims
Anti-Slavery Strategic Communications During Covid-19
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Monitoring Twitter Communications January – September 2020
Assessing the Impact of Modern Slavery Guidance for Procurement in UK Construction
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Evaluation of Supply Chain Sustainability School
Markets Evidence Review
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A Review of Evidence on Policy and Interventions in the Context of Markets
Justice Evidence Review
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A Review of Evidence on Policy and Interventions in the Context of Justice
Crisis Evidence Review
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A Review of Evidence on Policy and Interventions in the Context of Crisis
County lines: Online Harms During the Pandemic
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Submission to the Home Affairs Committee Call for Evidence
Survivor Alliance, An Appreciative Inquiry
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Understanding the Organisation's Influence, Impact and Work to Date
Beyond the Walls
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Microdata on Domestic Workers in North East India
Corporate Visuals and the Representation of Labour
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How Corporations Represent their Workers
BRIEFING: Funded Public Transport
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Findings of a Project Evaluating Benefits of Funded Public Transport for Modern Slavery Survivors
Research Methods Briefing #2
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Insight Tiles
Research Methods Briefing #1
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Remote Sensing
Covid and Modern Slavery
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A Research Response by the Rights Lab
Social Progress and Responsible Business Practice
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A Study on Outland Denim's Cut and Sew Facility in Cambodia
Partnerships for Freedom
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Improving Multi-Agency Collaboration on Modern Slavery
Care Workers and Covid 19
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Assessing the Vulnerability of Care-Workers in England
Bradford Council Modern Slavery Risk in Procurement
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Analysis Undertaken for Bradford Council on the Risk of Modern Slavery in their Supply Chains
Protecting Human Rghts & Covid
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Response to Joint Questionnaire of Special Procedures with a Focus on Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Related Exploitation
Resilience Workbook
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A Resource for Survivors of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Report - Brexit and Modern Slavery
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Brexit and Modern Slavery Impacts on the UK's Legal Frameworks for Workers in Supply Chains
The Clewer Initiative: An Appreciative Inquiry
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Impact Report on the Church of England's Anti-Slavery Project
Analysis of procurement data for the risk of trafficking in human beings
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Pilot project for the OSCE Mission to Serbia
Submission to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Labour in the Food Supply Chain
The Impact of Covid -19 on Business and Workers: Industries at High Risk of Modern Slavery
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Submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Modern Slavery
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Covid-19, Human Rights and Modern Slavery
Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Forced Marriage
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Covid-19, Human Rights and Forced Marriage
Submission to the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
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Responses to Survey on Covid-19 Outbreak
Guidance for Policy Makers
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Survivor Involvement in Anti-Slavery Policy Making
EU Agency for Fundamental Rights Report
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Protecting Migrant Workers from Exploitation in the EU
Protecting Child Domestic Workers in Tanzania
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Evaluating the Scalability and Impact of the Drafting and Adoption of Local District Bylaws
10 Top Tips About Working with Faith Communities
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10 Top Tips, Produced for the Anti-Slavery Partnership Toolkit
Antislavery Legislation Report
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Findings of New Antislavery Legislation Database
Antislavery Legislation Briefing
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Briefing and Recommendations for Stakeholders on New Database
Labour Market Enforcement Strategy
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Response to the Call to Inform the Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2020-21
The Slavery-Free Campus
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Briefing Paper with Recommendations for University Action Against Modern Slavery
Painting Toward Freedom
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The Power of Murals and Street Art for Modern Antislavery
Photographing Modern Slavery
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Recommendations for Responsible Practice
Voices
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Ideas for Using Survivor Testimony in Antislavery Work
Labour Market Enforcement Strategy
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Response to the Call to Inform the Labour Market Enforcement Strategy
Modern Slavery in Cotton Supply Chains
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Assessment of Potential Corporate Responses to the Risk in Egyptian Cotton Supply Chains
Agriculture and Modern Slavery Act Reporting
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Increasing Engagement but Poor Quality from a High Risk Sector
Supply Chain Consultation
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Submission to the Government of Canada
Sustainability of the Fashion Industry
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Submission to the Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry
Support for Victims of Modern Slavery
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Submission to the DWP Select Committee Inquiry
The Role of Survivors
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Report for Survivor Alliance about the Historical Antislavery Movement
Hand Car Washes Inquiry
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Submission to the Environmental Audit Committee
Evidence on Modern Slavery
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Submission to the Home Affairs Committee Call for Evidence
Adult Social Care Procurement
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Evaluating the Modern Slavery Risks in the UK
Access to Justice and Remedy
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Submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
Inquiry into Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia
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Submission to the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
GLAA Evaluation
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Report on a Pilot Education and Awareness Project
Hand Car Washes Report
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Labour Exploitation in the UK Hand Car Wash Sector
The Modern Slavery Victim Support Bill
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A Cost Benefit Analysis
Addressing Tomorrow's Slavery Today
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Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
Antislavery Policies and Investments within Development
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Briefing Paper for the Norwegian Government
Code 8.7 Conference Report
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Papers from the February 2019 Conference
Safe Car Wash App
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Report on the Clewer Initiative's Car Wash App
Tackling Slavery in Supply Chains
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Lessons from Brazilian-UK Beef and Timber
Protecting Migrant Workers
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FRA Report: Protecting Migrant Workers from Exploitation in the EU: Boosting Workplace Inspections
Modern Slavery and the Environment
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Modern Slavery, Environmental Destruction and Climate Change: Fisheries, Field, Forests and Factories
Anti-Slavery Partnerships
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Collaborating for Freedom: Anti-Slavery Partnerships in the UK
Measuring Success in Anti-Slavery Partnerships
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Measuring Success in Anti-Slavery Partnerships: Building the Evidence Base Through Action Research
Modern Slavery Act and Agriculture
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Agriculture and Modern Slavery Act Reporting: Poor Performance Despite High Risks
Modern Slavery Research Survey
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Survey Report on the UK Picture
Meaning and Measurement
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PaCCs Report: Modern Slavery Meaning and Measurement: New Approaches
Anti-Slavery Performance Management
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A Short Guide to Performance Management for Local Anti-Slavery Partnerships
Reports and Briefings
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Resources relating to the Rights Lab.
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