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Victims of labour exploitation – falling between the cracks?

16.11.2021 | News item

Join us for a discussion on addressing labour exploitation in the European context. Labour exploitation is a high gain-low risk crime, but many countries fail to sufficiently and efficiently address it. This webinar will engage researchers in a discussion on how to address impunity, how to ensure that sanctions are sufficient, and how to ensure that victims get access to justice and remedy. The webinar will present new research from the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI) on how different European countries tackle labour exploitation, and what gaps exist in these approaches. Three prominent researchers will provide commentaries from the perspectives of the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, and Norway.



  • 13:00 (GMT) / 15:00 (EET) – opening remarks
  • Research presentation Anniina Jokinen, Anna-Greta Pekkarinen (HEUNI, Finland) 10 minutes
  • Panel discussion with Jon Davies (University of Manchester, UK);
    Anette Brunovskis (Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, Norway); 
    Amy Weatherburn (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium).
    Chair: Natalia Ollus (HEUNI, Finland)
  • Closing remarks
  • 14:30 (GMT) / 16:30 (EET) – end of the event

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Access to justice Event Human trafficking Labour exploitation