Tag Archives: war crimes

Remarks by Nick Grono to UN Security Council during debate on Human Trafficking in Situations of Conflict

The UN Security Council debate on 16 December 2015 on Trafficking in Persons in Situations in Conflict was the first time that the Security Council has ever held a hearing on the issue of human trafficking and modern slavery. Our CEO Nick Grono was one of two non-UN experts asked to brief the Council. The […]

How the Security Council Can Fight Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Oped by Nick Grono and James Cockayne in Huffington Post.   14 December 2015.  Link here. Photo credit: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images This Wednesday, the UN Security Council will for the first time ever discuss human trafficking in conflict situations. This is a very welcome development, because, while slavery is illegal everywhere, several armed groups […]

How Can We End Modern Slavery by 2030?

Oped by Nick Grono and James Cockayne in Huffington Post.   2 December 2015. Link here. Photo credit: Hussein Malla/AP/Corbis On 2 December, the world marks the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. That might suggest that slavery is a thing of the past – but tragically, it is not. Slavery still thrives around […]

Europe should lead the fight against modern slavery

Opinion piece in E!Sharp. Uttar Pradesh. Life as a bonded labourer in a northern Indian stone quarry is nasty, brutish and often short. 14 hour days are spent breaking rocks into gravel and sand and loading up trucks. Whole families are pressed into service, with children starting their working lives as young as 6 or […]

Forrest aims to take on slavery

Article in the West Australian, 3 December 2012, by Nick Evans. Andrew Forrest has some of the world’s biggest companies in his sights. The iron ore magnate, fresh from celebrating the opening of Fortescue Metals Group’s Hamersley rail line in the Pilbara, is preparing for the public launch of what he says is his biggest […]

Walk Free Journey starts at home

Article in WA Business News. 22 November 2012. AS careers go, the journey from corporate lawyer and political staffer to heading a new foundation focused on ending what is called ‘modern slavery’ is clearly an uncommon one. But for Nick Grono, the experience of his past works neatly into the three-pronged strategy he plans to […]


Press Release, 25 October 2012. Cotton Campaign website. Walk Free activists globally are celebrating the news that Inditex (the parent company of international flagship retailer Zara) is joining the Responsible Sourcing Network’s cotton pledge to get slavery out of their clothes. “Thousands of Walk Free activists from around the world took to the web, Facebook and Twitter […]