Comparing transnational legal orders: criminalisation, labour law and forced labour

Fouladvand, Shahrzad and Ward, Tony (2022) Comparing transnational legal orders: criminalisation, labour law and forced labour. Journal of International and Comparative Law, 9 (1). pp. 25-50. ISSN 2313-3775

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Two transnational legal regimes aim to counter some of the most severe forms of labour exploitation: one centred on the Palermo Protocol supplemented to the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC) and the other on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions. This article focuses on the relationship between transnational criminal law (TCL) and transnational labour law (TLL) and their effectiveness in tackling labour exploitation. Criminalisation and labour regulation have been seen as competing ‘paradigms’ in tackling human trafficking and modern slavery. TCL has been effective in diffusing criminal law norms around the world, but the modest number of resulting prosecutions can do little tackle the huge global market in forced or severely exploited labour. TLL, with its more decentralised and pluralistic structure, offers greater hope of achieving some alleviation of labour exploitation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Criminal Justice, labour law, transnational law, modern slavery, ILO, Qatar
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2022 11:15
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2022 15:46

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