Human Rights Due Diligence: Risks of modern slavery for workers displaced by conflict


  • Eloise Savill
  • Suzanne Hoff



This short paper outlines some of the risks of exploitation that people fleeing conflict-affected areas face when trying to access employment in countries of transit and destination. It argues that businesses have a responsibility to prevent and mitigate these risks in their operations and supply chains. Based on interviews with civil society representatives in six European countries, this paper provides a list of measures that employers can take to protect their employees from exploitation.


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Author Biographies

Eloise Savill

Eloise Savill is Private Sector Adviser at Anti-Slavery International, the world’s oldest human rights campaign which works to understand and eliminate modern slavery through legislative change, research, and advocacy. Eloise leads on the implementation of Anti-Slavery International’s advisory work with businesses. This involves working with businesses to develop meaningful due diligence to address forced labour and slavery in global supply chains. Eloise’s professional background lies in anti-modern slavery work and research, with a particular interest in developing and supporting businesses to develop worker-driven approaches to eliminating modern slavery.

Suzanne Hoff

Suzanne Hoff is the International Coordinator of La Strada International, a European NGO Platform against trafficking in human beings. She is responsible for strategy planning, monitoring of European anti-trafficking policies, and coordination of research and advocacy projects. Suzanne has an academic background in East European studies and (television) journalism. Her previous work focused on human rights in Central and Eastern Europe.




How to Cite

Savill, E., & Hoff, S. (2024). Human Rights Due Diligence: Risks of modern slavery for workers displaced by conflict. Anti-Trafficking Review, (22), 130–134.