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State Responsibility and Modern Slavery Workshop - United Nations University
31 Jan 2019 -  Contemporary forms of slavery continue to be a major challenge in the 21st century. International law prohibits slavery, human trafficking and forced labour, and states are generally committed to eliminating these human rights abuses. However, according to the International Labour Organization, over 40 million people were in modern slavery on any given day in 2016. This phenomenon, widely addressed from the human rights and the criminal law perspectives, requires us to also look at the law concerning the international responsibility of states in those cases where a state or one of its organs is involved or complicit in slavery.
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