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Mar 2017

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From Congo to Cell Store: Transparency is Key in Combating Human Trafficking

  By Catie Fowler, Projects Manager and Elise Mann, Research Assistant On February 23rd, President Donald Trump vowed to bring the “full force and weight” of the US government against the “epidemic” that is human trafficking.   However, a recently proposed Executive Order would have a significant negative impact on ...

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Mar 2017

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H&M: A Corporation with a Conscience?

  By Joey White, Research Assistant   Global retailer H&M has fully embraced the value of ethically sourced products as a major part of their brand, but is this act of corporate social responsibility the real deal, or just another form of PR? Contradictions in H&M’s Fair Labor Reporting The company’s most recent ...

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Jan 2017

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Obsession with Smartphones Perpetuates Dangerous Labor Practices in the Congo

  By Elise Mann, Research Assistant Are you reading this article on your laptop, mobile phone or tablet? If so, you are using cobalt, a naturally occurring mineral central to the issues of forced labor and dangerous labor practices. Cobalt is the most expensive raw material used in the lithium-ion batteries powering your ...

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Oct 2016

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Sex and Morality: Why Americans are So Averse to the Conversation on Forced Labor

  By Catie Fowler, Projects Manager The HTC was honored last Wednesday to have Yvonne Zimmerman, a noted theologian and the author of Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex, and Human Trafficking, return to speak to our students for the sixth consecutive year.  Zimmerman’s speech, which highlighted the theological foundations ...

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Mar 2016

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Sanctions against the DRC Won’t End Slavery

  By Catie Fowler, Research Assistant The Issue The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a nation beset by civil conflict.  A multitude of armed groups vie for power in the eastern Kivu provinces of the country, waging guerilla-style warfare against the Congolese military and against each other.  These groups control the ...

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Jan 2016

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Supply Chain Transparency: Responses from Above and Below

  by Jeanne Crump, Research Projects Manager With recent news about shrimp peeled in Thailand using forced labor and then being sold in American retailers like Whole Foods and Walmart, issues with ethical labor in supply chains have been at the forefront of public discussions.  There are the usual calls for boycotts and ...

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Apr 2015

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Trafficking in the Tea Industry and What Can Be Done About It

  by Nicky Mades, HTC Associate In 2012, 3.6 billion gallons of tea were consumed in the United States. Despite this large quantity, the average cost of a cup of tea when made at home averaged only 0.03 cents. The high quantity of tea consumption, coupled with its low purchasing price, has resulted in many […]

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Jun 2014

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The UK’s Draft Modern Slavery Bill: Parliament’s First Take

  By Kate Castenson, HTC associate The UK’s Draft Modern Slavery Bill currently before the Parliament is an ambitious document but has several flaws, as identified by the recently released parliamentary report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Modern Slavery Bill. Frank Field MP, Chair of the Committee, highlighted the ...

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Apr 2014

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“Made In China – But Was It Made In A Prison”: A Recap

by Tori Robertson, HTC associate Recently, Professor Claude d’Estrée of the Human Trafficking Center was interviewed for the NPR article “Made In China – But Was It Made In A Prison?” For years, Chinese goods have been products of forced labor, including those produced by inmates within China’s ...

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