The project will be implemented by the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in the period from 01/10/2021 till 31/12/2022.
Recognizing the importance of combating forced labor (FL) and addressing specific vulnerabilities of migrants to modern slavery, the project examines recent efforts of V4&EaP states, businesses, CSOs and academia in the region in combating FL in general, and implementing identification and prevention tools in particular. The project aims to raise awareness and build the capacity of the state bodies, business, CSOs, and human rights defenders on effective responses to FL risks and to create the platforms for exchange developments and good practices on preventing FL in a situation of migration.
The University partners represent scientific institutions and human rights organizations from seven countries of the region:
Belarus – Belarusian Helsinki Committee
Armenia – Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly – Vanadzor
Georgia – Civil Development Agency (CIDA)
Slovakia – SME SPOLU
Czech Republic – Human Rights Research Center (UNCE)
Background of the project. The global community has pledged, through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to address global challenges to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. SDG 8.7 aims to eradicate modern slavery, trafficking, forced labour and the worst forms of child labour by 2030. Also covered by the SDGs is migration, most notably under SDG 10.7, which aims to facilitate orderly, safe, and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies. The expectations of proper, diligent, effective measures to implement these goals are set both for governments and for all entities in development processes, including business and civil society. Due to the growing socio-economic challenges, we expect from each other greater transparency, greater trust and the dissemination of responsible business conduct.
The project aims to:
Information about events within the project and project’s developments, including policy papers and practical guide that will be prepared, will be posted on this web-page.