COMBATTING MODERN SLAVERY
A conversation with Genevieve LeBaron, author of Combatting Modern Slavery: Why Labour Governance is Failing and What we Can do about it (Polity Press 2020).
Goal 8.7 of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals calls on governments, companies and civil society to “take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour and end modern slavery”. In her important new book Combatting Modern Slavery: Why Labour Governance is Failing and What Can we Do about it. (Polity 2020), Professor Genevieve LaBaron lifts the lid on a labour governance regime that is severely flawed and limited. She takes a close-up look at the millions of corporate dollars spent on anti-slavery networks, NGO partnerships, lobbying for new transparency legislation, and investment in social auditing and ethical certification schemes, to show how such efforts serve to bolster corporate growth and legitimacy as well as government reputations, whilst failing to protect the world’s most vulnerable workers.
Professor Genevieve LeBaron
Professor of Politics, Department of Politics and International Relations, The University of Sheffield.
Genevieve LeBaron’s work is at the forefront of the emerging evidence base on forced labour, human trafficking, and slavery in the global economy. Since 2008, she has been investigating the business of forced labour, and its role and dynamics within domestic and global supply chains.
LIUNA Enrico Henry Mancinelli Professor of Global Labour Issues in Labour Studies at McMaster
Judy Fudge will ask Dr.LeBaron questions about her book.
LLB, LLM, and a PhD candidate in Labour Studies at McMaster
Jonelle Humphrey will chair the session.
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