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Episode 4: Forced Labor and Human Trafficking in the Fishing Industry, with Prof. Vasco Becker-Weinberg

Human Rights
16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Forced labor and human trafficking in fisheries, albeit present in most parts of the world, have gone unnoticed for many years. Fishers at sea are out of sight for a long time, living in difficult and sometimes inhumane conditions.

But this problem does not affect just fishers. It is much more complicated than we think and can impact a great part of our lives. How, exactly?

Prof. Vasco Becker-Weinberg from the NOVA School of Law, Lisbon, Portugal, and author of “Time to Get Serious about Combating Forced Labour and Human Trafficking in Fisheries,” explains further, in the fourth episode of our themed series ‘In Chains’.

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Episode 3: Labor Exploitation and Human Trafficking in Businesses, with Dr. Alexis Aronowitz

Human Rights
16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

In the modern world, human trafficking and slavery take various forms: one such example is forced labor. But understanding exactly how and where forced labor might occur has been a challenge for researchers and regulatory authorities.

In the third episode of our new themed series ‘In Chains’, we speak with Dr. Alexis Aronowitz from University College Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, who is the author of the article, “Regulating business involvement in labor exploitation and human trafficking” published in Journal of Labor and Society.

In her article, Dr. Aronowitz has presented various case studies of labor exploitation in the service industry, such as the cocoa industry in sub-Saharan Africa. In this episode, she further talks about how exploitative labor in businesses can be regulated using various approaches.

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Episode 2: Slaving Zones in the Modern World, with Dr. Alexis Jonathan Martig

Human Rights
16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

For centuries, slavery was fairly prominent, driving economies and defining cultures. But in today’s more liberal world, it seems to have retreated into the shadows. Where can it be found?

In the second episode of our short series ‘In Chains’, we speak with Dr. Alexis Jonathan Martig, Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta, Instructor at MacEwan University, and author of the article “Slaving Zones, Contemporary Slavery and Citizenship: Reflections from the Brazilian Case”.

Dr. Martig explores modern day slaving zones, their relation to socio-economic precariousness, and what their existence means for citizenship in the 21st century.

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Episode 1: Looking at Slave Trade through the Prism of Community, with Dr. Raphaël Lambert

Human Rights
16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

The term 'slavery' brings to mind transatlantic ships and human trade — both very disturbing images of human experience still present in the modern world.

In the first episode of our short series called 'In Chains', we speak with Dr. Raphaël Lambert, Professor at the Department of British and American Cultural Studies, Kansai University, Kyoto. Prof. Lambert is the author of the Brill book “Narrating the Slave Trade: Theorizing Community”..

Prof. Lambert offers a glimpse into slavery and subjugation through the prism of community. He discusses Tamango and Roots, the artificiality of racial identification, race and patriotism, as well as slavery and capitalism.

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