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Human Rights Watch Submission to the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on Child Labor and Modern Slavery

Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Subcommittee on International Human Rights for their study on child and forced labor in supply chains. We appreciate the Canadian government’s recognition of child and forced labor in supply chains as a serious issue meriting further study and its exploration of legislative options to combat this problem. According to the International Labour Organization there are approximately 10 million in child slavery and nearly 152 million in child labor.[1] An estimated 40 million people around the world are effectively held in modern slavery…

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