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Bonny Ling

University of Zurich

Dr. Bonny Ling is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Law Faculty, University of Zurich in Switzerland. She also consults for ECOFACT, a Zurich-based ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) consultancy as a legal analyst. Her research focuses on human trafficking; business and human rights; and international law. She combines her academic research with work at the UN and international civil society.

Articles by Bonny Ling

Population & Society

How New Rules Aim to Reduce Slave Labor in Asia

Thursday, May 9, 2019

The complex nature of global supply chains means that using exploitative labor at any stage, even indirectly, may harm a company's brand and risk legal liability. Consumers do not want to be associated with trafficked workers and will shun goods produced with slave labor. Nations are passing laws to address this problem. Mandatory reporting of anti-slavery actions may provide some protection for both businesses and workers.