Neil Howard is an academic activist and Prize Fellow at the University of Bath. His research focuses on unfree labour, and on the workings of the policy establishment as it seeks to respond. Follow him on twitter @NeilPHoward.
INTERVIEW: Why does Freedom United use the term ‘modern slavery’?
‘Modern slavery’ is a vague but powerful rallying call. To use it is a choice that must be made with care.
What is exploitation anyway?
Exploitation remains undefined in international law, and this has consequences for the exploited people that...
Universal basic income: a way through the storm?
Vast numbers of people around the world don’t have sufficient cash to ride out life’s problems. Could a basic income...
Confronting the root causes of forced labour: where do we go from here?
A lot of work remains to be done in order to end forced labour. Thankfully, organisers and advocates around the...
Confronting the root causes of forced labour: governance gaps
Governance gaps help employers push problems of forced labour even deeper into the shadows of supply chains.
Confronting the root causes of forced labour: irresponsible sourcing practices
Forced labour is illegal and its risks are widely documented. Yet so many companies continue to use irresponsible...