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About Mike Dottridge

Mike Dottridge spent 25 years working in human rights organisations, Amnesty International and Anti-Slavery International, and has worked independently since 2002. He is currently a member of the board of the Issara Institute.

Articles by Mike Dottridge

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Reflections on the role of philanthropy in the world of work

If philanthropic foundations want to positively affect the lives of workers, then they should use their money to hold the powerful to account and to help workers be heard. 

How not to achieve a sustainable development goal

Turf wars, unrealistic targets, and misconceptions of the problem. What else could go wrong in the quest to end 'modern slavery' and provide decent work for all?

The creation of ‘trafficking’

Trafficking received its current definition only fifteen years ago. Since that time, the policies pursued in its name have done incalculable damage to the children they purport to protect.

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