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About Aidan McQuade

Dr Aidan McQuade was CEO of Anti-Slavery International from 2006 to 2017, and prior to that worked extensively in development and humanitarian response for 13 years, including 5 years leading humanitarian operations in response to the civil war in Angola. He is a experienced researcher on business and human rights, with a PhD on the subject of ethics in professional practice. He is also an acknowledged expert on slavery and forced labour, with an honorary OBE for his work on elimination of modern slavery. His work has included extensive and sustained engagement with international businesses on establishing anti-slavery policies and practices in their supply chains, ground breaking work that has exposed the caste and gender aspects of modern slavery, and innovative work, particularly in Myanmar and Bangladesh on slavery as a development and humanitarian issue. 

Articles by Aidan McQuade

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