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Reduce Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain

 

Gain an understanding of your company's obligations regarding human trafficking in your supply chains.

Human trafficking is a violation of human rights. Global supply chains consist of complex, lengthy, intertwined business relationships, and managing them pose logistical, practical, cultural, and legal challenges to multinational companies. Human trafficking can and does occur in these complex global supply chains. This topic explores the legal obligations that companies face in identifying, preventing, and mitigating human trafficking that occur in global supply chains. Review practical strategies that companies can deploy in meeting these obligations, in light of the challenges posed by the fact that they often have limited leverage over or visibility into certain portions of the global supply chain.

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Michael Congiu

Michael Congiu

Littler Mendelson P.C.

  • U.S.-based attorney with Littler Mendelson P.C., specializing in business and human rights law, and international labor standards and related litigation and strategic projects
  • Advises and counsels multiple multinational companies on developing and refining their human rights programs, and conducting human rights due diligence, policy, and disclosure drafting, and coordinating efforts between company legal, labor, sustainability, and stakeholder relations functions
  • Specialized expertise in OECD National Contact Point Proceedings
  • Repeatedly testified before the United Nations Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland) regarding the proposed UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights
  • Recognized expert on the Alien Tort Statute, and co-author on multiple publications on business and human rights law and international labor standards, including 2019 Employment Law Update, Misplaced Efforts: The United Nations’ Proposed Treaty Imposing Corporate Liability for Human Rights Violations, Chapter 11, Wolters Kluwer, chapter co-author Lavanga Wijekoon, 2019; 2017 Employment Law Update, Imposing Liability on Employers Under the Shadow of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, Chapter 4, Wolters Kluwer, chapter co-author Lavanga Wijekoon, 2017
Lavanga V. Wijekoon

Lavanga V. Wijekoon

Littler Mendelson P.C.

  • U.S.-based employment attorney with Littler Mendelson P.C., specializing in business and human rights law, and international employment law with emphasis on the Asia Pacific region
  • Advises and counsels multiple multinational companies on developing and refining their human rights programs, and conducting human rights due diligence, policy, and disclosure drafting, and coordinating efforts between company legal, labor, sustainability, and stakeholder relations functions
  • Specialized expertise in OECD National Contact Point Proceedings
  • Repeatedly testified before the United Nations Human Rights Council (Geneva, Switzerland) regarding the proposed UN.Treaty on Business and Human Rights
  • Co-author on multiple publications on business and human rights law, and international employment law, including 2019 Employment Law Update, Misplaced Efforts: The United Nations’ Proposed Treaty Imposing Corporate Liability for Human Rights Violations, Chapter 11, Wolters Kluwer, chapter co-author Michael G. Congiu, 2019; 2017 Employment Law Update, Imposing Liability on Employers Under the Shadow of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, Chapter 4, Wolters Kluwer, chapter co-author Michael G. Congiu, 2017; Littler on Multinational Employers, co-author Philip Berkowitz, 2016
  • Litigates employment issues in U.S. courts and government agencies, including before the Seventh and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals
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