Covid-19 and trafficking of migrant workers for forced labour

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has had extraordinary effects on human lives and economies around the world. Many countries have introduced various measures to stop the spread of the virus and preserve human lives and livelihoods. Some commentators have considered these measures extreme, such as the restrictions imposed on people’s movement and lockdown of countries’ borders. While these measures have undoubtedly saved lives and curbed the spread of the deadly virus, they have also produced some unintended legal implications for individuals and businesses, particularly in the areas of contractual obligations, employment relationships, tourism and hospitality, company law, competition law, human rights and the rule of law, protection of vulnerable groups like migrant workers, and access to judicial and legal services. COVID-19 and Business Law: Legal Implications of a Global Pandemic identifies and discusses specific legal challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in these areas and suggests possible ways in which they could be remedied.

Offers insights into the legal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals and businesses
Provides comprehensive legal solutions and suggests law reforms where considered necessary
Includes laws and examples from several jurisdictions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCovid-19 and Business Law
Subtitle of host publicationLegal Implications of a Global Pandemic
EditorsAdnan Trakic
Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
PublisherWalter de Gruyter
Chapter8
Pages129-152
Number of pages24
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783110723694, 9783110723809
ISBN (Print)9783110723588
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameDe Gruyter Studies in Global Asia
PublisherWalter de Gruyter
Volume3
ISSN (Print)2698-4776
ISSN (Electronic)2698-4784

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