Forced labour – a reality that essentially represents a scourge on humanity.

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Source: Fighting the scourge of forced labour

According to Robert Teel, a lawyer with a strong focus on forced labour and anti-human trafficking issues, the top five countries with the most enslaved people are India, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Russia. “India, with the second largest population in the world, is by far the worst offender with the largest absolute number of modern-day slaves estimated at 14.3 million people,” says Mr Teel. “India’s forced labour population is more than four times greater than China, the next highest population, and greater than the next four figures combined.”

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