Legal Researcher Needed: Modern Slavery and Fast Fashion

by | Feb 11, 2016

Modern slavery and fast fashion

Needed: Legal researcher and writer for project on eliminating slave labour in the retail garment sector.

Jessica Simor (Matrix) is looking for someone to take a lead role in researching and writing the first draft of a chapter of an important report on global labour standards in the retail garment sector.  Legal research is currently being carried out by Law Firms in 15 states across Asia, India, North Africa and Central America.  The work will require consideration of the international standards for labour, including the applicable human rights standards. This will include coverage of the ILO Convention, the UNHCR, ICCPR amongst others.  A key thesis would be that living wages are required as a matter of international law and that a minimum wage means ‘a living wage’.

This project is being conducted by The Lawyers’ Circle, (part of ‘The Circle’ – a group started by Annie Lennox) and the Clean Clothes Campaign in conjunction with Trust Law (Reuters).  Jessica Simor is heading it up and the law firm is taking the central role in running it is Olswang.  Further details of the project will be sent on request.

The objective is to publish in May or June for the purposes of an ILO meeting on modern slavery.

Please contact me directly on: jessicasimor@matrixlaw.co.uk

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