Even rich Western countries like Iceland, Ireland and the United Kingdom cannot be considered to be free of modern slavery. It is estimated, for example, that there are as many as four thousand modern slaves in the UK – and more could be done to help them, writes Nick Grono.
Campaigners from south Asia have welcomed an EU resolution passed on Thursday against caste-based discrimination, which they hope will help to push the issue on to the agenda at trade talks between the EU and countries like Nepal, India and Sri Lanka.
EXCLUSIVE / A call has gone out for the international community to shun the 2022 World Cup in Qatar unless it reforms its indentured labour practices on the Unesco International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade (23 August).
Europeans are among the world’s biggest consumers and producers of chocolates, but members of the European Parliament want to stronger measures to ensure that a key ingredient in candy and confections wasn't harvested with child labour.
The EU has agreed to the final document of a United Nations racism conference in Durban over the weekend, addressing the contentious issues of slavery and colonialism. The EU has reportedly agreed to apologise for the historical wrongs and promised to provide aid, promote investment and consider debt relief but did not accept any legal liability for slave trade.