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Addressing Modern Slavery | Book Launch

25 September 2019
5:45pm - 7:00pm
UNSW Bookshop Quadrangle Building, E15 Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney NSW 2052
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Modern slavery

Addressing Modern Slavery, by Justine Nolan and Martijn Boersma

Date: Wednesday, 25th September

Time: 5.45pm

Where: UNSW Book Shop, Quadrangle Building, E15, Kensington Campus

Authors:

Justine Nolan, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at UNSW Sydney

Martijn Boersma, Lecturer in the Faculty of Business at the University of Technology Sydney

Chair: Professor Andrea Durbach (UNSW Law)

Commentators:
Professor Jennifer Burn, NSW Interim Anti-Slavery Commissioner and Faculty of Law, UTS
Jo-anne Schofield, National Secretary of United Voice
Amy Sinclair, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Australian and Pacific Representative

About the Book

An estimated 40 million people are modern-day slaves, more than ever before in human history.

Long after slavery was officially abolished, the practice not only continues but thrives. Whether they are women in electronics or apparel sweatshops, children in brick kilns or on cocoa farms, or men trapped in bonded labour working on construction sites, millions of people globally are forced to perform labour through coercion, intimidation or deceit.

In a world of growing inequality and trade-offs between the haves and the have-nots, consumers, business and government are all part of the problem and the solution. While we have all become accustomed to fast fashion and cheap consumer goods, the affordability of these commodities often comes at the price of human exploitation. Addressing Modern Slavery examines slavery in the modern world and outlines ways it can be stopped.

This event is free of charge, but you are kindly requested to register attendance by clicking the RSVP button above. Any questions regarding this event may be directed to Natalie Klein – n.klein@unsw.edu.au.