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The Deterrent Effect of the ICC on the Commission of International Crimes by Government Leaders

Chapter by Nick Grono and Anna de Courcy Wheeler in “The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court”, published by Oxford University Press, 2015. This chapter (at page 1225), in the book “The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court”, explores a growing body of evidence that suggests national leaders are aware of […]

Financing the Fight Against Modern Slavery

Thomson Reuters Foundation. Modern slavery generates profits of $150 billion a year for its perpetrators, who unconscionably exploit vulnerable children, women and men around the world for financial gain. Yet the resources devoted to combat this most evil of crimes are paltry compared to the scale of the atrocity. This is despite the fact that slavery is a crime under international law, and […]

Everywhere in (supply) chains

By Nick Grono. The Economist. 13 March 2015 “Ending bonded labour will require economic as well as legal measures, says Beate Andrees of the ILO. Those desperate enough to get into debt for the chance of a job need better options, and long-standing recruitment practices must change. But she also hopes to see some “strategic […]

A New Approach to Fighting Modern Slavery

My blog post in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on 30 September. A new effort to eradicate slavery is showing success—and may provide a model for other complex human rights and social justice issues. Read the full post here.

Slavery and Thai Seafood

My letter to the editor of the New York Times. The State Department is to be congratulated for sending a strong message to the Thai government that it must end slavery in its seafood industry. Even allies must learn that turning a blind eye to human trafficking has costs and consequences. Read the rest of […]

New Initiative By Global Faiths To Eradicate Modern Slavery And Human Trafficking By 2020

VATICAN CITY, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Eradicating modern slavery and human trafficking across the world by 2020 is the objective of a ground-breaking agreement announced today at the Vatican. This unprecedented agreement among representatives of major faiths inaugurates the Global Freedom Network (GFN) which also has the Walk Free Foundation as a major partner. [1] The Memorandum of […]

Economist | Dry Bones – A hateful practice with deep roots is still flourishing

Economist | Dry Bones – A hateful practice with deep roots is still flourishing. The Economist | Oct 19th 2013 | From the print edition |  TEN countries have three-quarters of the world’s 30m slaves, according to the first Global Slavery Index, published by Walk Free, a campaign based in Australia and supported by philanthropists. Its definition of slavery includes coerced […]