Publications

We produce or support our clients to produce a broad range of publications in our areas of work. Our publications are a great source of information on modern slavery and its various forms (human trafficking, forced labour, child labour, sex trafficking, among others) around the world.

HRC’s publications reflect what we have achieved as a growing social enterprise and what we envision to end modern slavery, globally. Discover our latest reports below.

Survivors’ Perspectives on Successful Reintegration after Trafficking

December 2020

This in-depth research conducted in Bangladesh and Cambodia centres discussion about reintegration around survivors as agents in shaping their own lives, presenting evidence and opinions from survivors themselves about the most effective support systems and approaches to reintegration, rather than from the perspective of service providers.

Labor Abuse In Taiwan’s Seafood Industry & Local Advocacy For Reform

December 2020

This report identifies entry points for the Seafood Working Group to support local movements in Taiwan that are pushing for reform and to end forced labour in the fishing industry. It includes a profile of the industry and the workforce, a mapping of local labour movements and their demands, and practical guidelines to help international advocacy organisations engage.

Baseline Study: on the Awareness and Application of Human Rights in Taiwan’s Fishing Industry

October 2019

This report provides evidence focusing on poor human rights conditions in the coastal fishing industry in Taiwan. It discusses the problematic role of the recruitment agencies and the role of Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency when it comes to running the Overseas Employment Scheme beyond the normal labour protection law.

Comments Concerning the Ranking of Taiwan by the U.S. Department of State in the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report

December 2020

This document contains the Seafood Working Group (SWG)’s comments concerning Taiwan’s ranking in the United States Department of State’s upcoming 2021 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Convened by Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF), the SWG is a global coalition of 26 labour, human rights, and environmental non-governmental organizations to hold governments and companies accountable and drive change.

Labour Disputes Reveal a Worrying Power Imbalance and Vulnerability of Migrant Fishermen in Taiwan’s Fishing Industry

December 2019

Highlighting the worrying power imbalance between migrant fishers, vessel owner, and the recruitment and manning agencies resulting in inappropriate arbitrary termination of the work contract by employer and the denial of workers’ rights for sick leave, the case study also highlights the need to align national policies and standards with international convention.

China’s Role in Preventing Modern Slavery in Myanmar’s Jade Mines

May 2021

The first of its kind, this report analyses how and why Chinese corporates and markets involved in jade mining could assert their influence and apply pressure to conflict groups to change and reduce modern slavery practice in Myanmar. With this report, Humanity Research Consultancy calls on China to adopt legislation and policies on supply chain due diligence.

Delta 8.7 Markets Policy Guide

May 2021

This Policy Guide provides a highly credible and current articulation of what we know about the global and national policies needed to accelerate progress towards Target 8.7 in a format that is useful for policy actors. They provide a snapshot of “what works” to achieve Target 8.7. This Guide will help us understand “What actually works to end modern slavery in the context of markets?” and will help to highlight areas where evidence is strong and areas where it is lacking.

It is Not Humane to Clean Human Shit: Report on the Systematic Prevalence of Forced Labour in the Form of Manual Scavenging in India

May 2021

This report presents the developments concerned with manual scavenging in India in the past 20 years (2000-2020), understanding what became better and worse in terms of laws, stakeholder mapping, and media engagement. It envisions to keep the national and international community engaged in the issues of forced labour, calling for their concerted efforts to end manual scavenging in India.

The Marginalised — An Overview of the Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan

July 2021

This report sets out the big picture of the condition of migrant domestic workers (MDWs) in Taiwan by looking at the most relevant laws and policies, stakeholders, and initiatives that have shaped their lives in this country. This report is written with the objective of understanding the facts and statistics, the overall working environment of, and the stakeholders involved with the MDWs in Taiwan.