Transnational Legal Governance, Modern Slavery and Forced Labour in Supply Chains: Canada in a Global Context
We are pleased to announce that our CRIMT colleague, Judy Fudge, the LIUNA Enrico Henry Mancinelli Professor of Global Labour Issues in the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University, received an Insight Grant of $335,488 from the SSHRC for a four-year research project titled Transnational Legal Governance, Modern Slavery and Forced Labour in Supply Chains: Canada in a Global Context.
Along with co-investigators Marlea Clarke and Supriya Routh at the University of Victoria and collaborators Genevieve LeBaron at the University of Sheffield and Siobhan McGrath at Durham University, Fudge will explore how modern slavery laws interact with the complex political, legal and regulatory orders in which they are embedded. This investigation will lead to the knowledge that is essential for evaluating whether these modern slavery initiatives can succeed in eliminating forced labour from global supply chains. The project has four specific goals: 1. to identify the actors advocating for a Canadian modern slavery law and the federal government’s response to this pressure; 2. to chart how leading companies respond to state-initiated anti-slavery governance initiatives; 3. to evaluate how worker-driven social responsibility initiative operate; and 4. to understand and assess how the array of modern slavery laws operate in their complex, multi-scalar legal setting.
Congratulations to Judy and her team for this important project and this major grant.