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VIDEO | Modern Slavery Due Diligence: from Policy to Practice

Chris Caskey | December 15, 2022

As part of the UN Global Compact Network Australia’s (UNGCNA) Modern Slavery Impact Initiative (MSII), we will be releasing a series of short Bite Sized Learning videos unpacking key modern slavery risk issues and topics for Australian businesses.

In our second episode, Chris Caskey, Human Rights Manager at UNGCNA spoke to Professor Justine Nolan, Director at the Australian Human Rights Institute and Professor at the Faculty of Law and Justice, University of New South Wales (UNSW), to discuss modern slavery and broader human rights due diligence. This episode outlines what due diligence is, how it has evolved, what businesses concretely must do, and how they should contextualise social audits within their broader due diligence activities.

In 2021, there were an estimated 49.6 million people living in conditions of modern slavery worldwide, with increasing prevalence in the Asia Pacific. As modern slavery remains a key human rights risk for Australian businesses, this video aims to raise awareness and support businesses in Australia in understanding the imperative to identify, manage and mitigate their modern slavery related risks.

The Modern Slavery Impact Initiative (MSII) has been made possible by grant funding from the Attorney General’s Department (previously Australian Border Force).

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Chris Caskey

Chris is a human rights professional with experience in human rights law, business and human rights, modern slavery, and regulatory risk advisory. At the UNGCNA, Chris co-leads our Human Rights workstream, manages the delivery of our Modern Slavery Impact Initiative and leads the UNGCNA engagement with the Dhawura Ngilan Business & Investor Initiative.