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September 13-14, 2021
Workshop

Virtual Format, Via Zoom
 

Conference session times are listed on the Event Poster: British Summer Time

Event Poster (English)

Summary

In this workshop, authors of the forthcoming book “Modern Slavery and the Governance of Global Value Chains” will present their chapters. This is this group’s second meeting following a conference we held in New Delhi in November 2019 titled “Human Trafficking and Supply Chains.” 

Modern Slavery and the Governance of Global Value Chains (Edited Collection):

Book proposed for the Cambridge University Press Book Series: Development Trajectories in Global Value Chains. Series eds. Stephanie Barrientos, Gary Gereffi, Dev Nathan, and John Pickles.

Book editors: Hila Shamir, TraffLab (ERC) and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law (Israel); Bimal Arora, PROGRESS Project (IDRC) and Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (UK); and Shilpi Banerjee, American University in Dubai (UAE) and PROGRESS Project (IDRC).

Links to Recorded Conference Sessions:

September 13, 2021

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Hila Shamir, Tel Aviv University, PI TraffLab (ERC)

 

Transparency Legislation in Global Value Chains: Decentralisation, Market Power, and Global Hierarchies

Author: Ioannis Kampourakis, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Discussant: Klaas Hendrik Eller, Amsterdam University

 

Women, Human Trafficking and Global Value Chains: Why We Need to Move Beyond Corporate Responsibility Projects Towards a Regulated Corporate Purpose

Author: Roseanne Russell, University of Bristol

Discussant: Sahiba Gill, NYU School of Law

 

Anti-Trafficking Chains: From Transparency Legislation to Worker Driven Social Responsibility

Authors: Tamar Barkay, Tel Hai Academic College and Hila Shamir, Tel Aviv University, PI TraffLab (ERC)

Discussant: Ioannis Kampourakis, Erasmus University Rotterdam

 

Closing Remarks and some words in memory of the late Varsha Joshi

Dev Nathan, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi

 

September 14, 2021

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Discussant: Bimal Arora, Manchester Metropolitan University, PI PROGRESS Project

 

Focus on Mathadi (Headloaders) Workers Boards, Maharashtra (India)

Authors: Chandan Kumar and Chinmanyi Naik, Working People’s Charter

Discussant: Hila Shamir, Tel Aviv University, PI TraffLab (ERC)

 

Human Supply Chain as Global Value Chain: Employer Control in Nepal-GCC Labour Recruitment

Author: Sahiba Gill, NYU School of Law

Discussant: Shilpi Banerjee, American University in Dubai and PROGRESS Project

 

Action on Child Labour: Comparing Global and Domestic Garment Production Value Chains

Authors: Dev Nathan and Varsha Joshi (Late), Institute for Human Development, New Delhi

Discussant: Roseanne Russell, University of Bristol

 

The Complexities of Construction Labour in India and the Incoherence of Labour Regulations

Authors: Saie Shetye, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Divya Priyadarshini, University of Delhi

Discussant: Dev Nathan, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi

 

The Business of Modern Slavery in Global Value Chains: The Case of the Indian Mica Mining Sector

Authors: Shilpi Banerjee, American University in Dubai and PROGRESS Project and b, PI PROGRESS Project, Manchester Metropolitan University

Discussant: Tamar Barkay, Tel Hai Academic College

 

Final Closing Remarks

Shilpi Banerjee, American University in Dubai and PROGRESS Project

Bimal Arora, Manchester Metropolitan University, PI PROGRESS Project

Hila Shamir, Tel Aviv University, PI TraffLab (ERC)