Fair trade and supply chains: history, policy and action

29 02 2016

2015 saw the passing into law of the Modern Slavery Act.  Questions have been raised over the act’s ability to deal with British companies profiting from modern day slavery in their supply chains. Inspired by Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 the International Slavery Museum will bring together a panel of experts to discuss issue surrounding fair trade and supply chains.  Panellists will explore the Britain’s history of anti-slavery, recent policy developments on supply chains, and on-going campaigns relating to fair trade and the supply chain.

Speakers include:

Dr. Amanda Berlan, Senior Lecturer in Ethical Business at the University of Coventry. Dr. Berlan has worked with policy makers and NGOs in her work on Cocoa production.

Caroline Nash-Smith, Education Officer at the Dalit Freedom network and owner of a fair trade business called Life’s Treasures.

Glynn Rankin, PhD researcher at the University of Liverpool, is a former Chief Crown Prosecutor in England and Wales, and manages and coordinates the Trafficking in Persons Platform (TIPP), a global anti-trafficking forum for prosecutors.

Chair: Claire Moxham, Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at the University of Liverpool.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

WHENTuesday, 1 March 2016 from 14:00 to 16:00 (GMT) WHEREAnthony Walker Education Centre – International Slavery Museum. Albert Dock. Liverpool L3 4AX GB

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