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About Jeroen Beirnaert

Jeroen Beirnaert is a project coordinator for the ITUC since 2007. He coordinates human rights action by and between trade unions, NGOs and other stakeholders in countries where these rights are most at risk. He advises on policy and strategies to effectively organise and protect the most vulnerable workers against exploitation with a particular focus on forced labour and human trafficking. Follow Jereon on Twitter @JeroenBeirnaert.

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The 2014 ILO protocol: a new standard, but will states make it real?

Anti-trafficking measures to date have been unsuccessful as they do not address structural labour governance failures. A new global treaty was adopted last summer that aims to do exactly that.

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