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Publication Date Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Forced labour is all around us, but not how you think. ‘Confronting root causes’ pulls together research from across the world to explain where it comes from and what we can do about it. It is by now widely recognised that effectively tackling forced labour in the global economy means addressing its ‘root causes’. Policymakers, business leaders and civil society organisations all routinely call for interventions that do so. Yet what exactly are these root causes? And how do they operate?