Modern-day slaves are suing the traffickers

Oped with Martina Vandenberg on CNN website on 8 January 2016.

“The dirty secret of today’s human trafficking is that almost no one is held accountable. Modern-day slavery, particularly in the transnational supply chains of major international corporations, is too often a risk-free proposition…

A network of private lawyers, many working pro bono, has grown to fill this accountability lacuna. Slowly, victims held in modern day slavery are learning that they can bring their own suits for damages against the perpetrators. We are on the cusp of a new movement: accountability litigation to end modern-day slavery.”

Read oped on CNN website here.

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