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Entries in Human Trafficking (12)

Tuesday
Jul182017

Sarah Altschuller: Due diligence on your labor supply chain

The International Labor Organization estimates that nearly 21 million people are victims of forced labor worldwide, working in industries ranging from agriculture to electronics manufacturing.

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Wednesday
Mar092016

Julie DiMauro: A compliance plan to keep forced labor and human trafficking out of your supply chains

In January, the U.S. Supreme Court decline to consider an appeal by three companies -- Nestle SA, Cargill Inc., and Archer Daniels Midland Co. -- that sought to dismiss a lawsuit alleging they aided and abetted child slave labor on coca plantations in Africa.

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Tuesday
Oct202015

Compliance alert: The UK Modern Slavery Act is here

If you're a compliance practitioner seeking to design an anti-corruption program consistent with all laws that apply to your company, you probably recognize the phrase "carries on a business, or part of a business, in any part of the United Kingdom."

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Tuesday
Feb102015

Compliance Alert: Five risks for Fashion Week 2015

Image courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion WeekFashion Week 2015 begins on February 12 in New York. Compliance will certainly not be on the agenda and the fashion industry has never attracted the kind of regulatory attention “enjoyed” by industries that rely heavily on public sector sales. But that doesn't mean that the industry is free of corruption risks and immune from potential FCPA enforcement actions.

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Friday
Nov212014

Blowback from overseas graft hits home

Leslie Caldwell, the chief of the DOJ's criminal division, does well at explaining why enforcing the FCPA and fighting corruption is a priority for the United States. Here's part of what she said Wednesday at ACI's 31st international conference on the FCPA at National Harbor, Maryland:

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Monday
Sep152014

FinCEN advisory: Financial red flags for human smuggling and human trafficking

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory Thursday to help financial institutions detect and report suspicious activity that could be related to human smuggling or human trafficking.

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Friday
Sep052014

Feds move to seize seven New York properties tied to human trafficking case

The DOJ filed a civil forfeiture complaint in Manhattan federal court last week targeting seven properties allegedly purchased in Dutchess County, New York by a Greek national using the proceeds of a long-running human smuggling operation.

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Thursday
Mar202014

Mythili Raman: ‘Why we fight corruption’

Mythili Raman (Image courtesy of C-Span)Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department's Criminal Division is leaving the agency Friday, March 21. But the 17-year DOJ veteran made time the day before her departure to speak to the Global Anti-corruption Compliance Congress in Washington, DC.

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Wednesday
Jan232013

Graft is a gateway to crime and poverty

Laurence Cockcroft, author of 'Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World'Laurence Cockcroft is the author of the powerful new book Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World.

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Monday
Oct012012

Human trafficking compliance means certify, prevent, plan, and report

As reported last week by the FCPA Blog, President Obama signed a groundbreaking Executive Order designed to strengthen protections against trafficking in persons in federal contracting.

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Wednesday
Sep262012

Get ready for human trafficking compliance

President Obama on Tuesday ordered enactment within six months of new federal regulations requiring strict compliance with the government's zero-tolerance policy on human trafficking.

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Friday
Oct072011

Corruption And Slavery

Human trafficking shows up as prostitution, baby sales, debt labor, and yes, actual slavery.

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