International Business At Se Ethical, Corporate Social Responsibility And Human Labor Issues

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BUSN9239 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION SEMESTER 2 2014 GROUP CONTEMPORARY ISSUE REPORT SLAVERY AT SEA – ETHICAL, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND HUMAN LABOR ISSUES ABHISEK JOSHI () MAJED ALANAZI () NORFADZLIANA KHAIRUL FAHMY () POONAM KAUR RANJIT SINGH (2099656) YASHWANTH DEVARAJULU () INTRODUCTION Slave is a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them; works very hard without proper remuneration or appreciation, or; is excessively dependent upon or controlled by something or someone (Oxford Dictionary, 2014). Slavery has existed for centuries from 2575 BC where it was legally protected. There are five different types of slaveries: forced, debt, sex, child and domestic slavery (National Underground Railroad Freedom Center). With different types of human protection acts and awareness to defend human welfare, slavery has become illegal in all the countries worldwide. Nevertheless, slavery still exists in this 21st century. Therefore, measures should be taken to increase the awareness of slavery in the modern generation especially ethical and corporate human social responsibilities among all parties involved in these illegitimate activities. SLAVERY AT SEA One of the most recent concerns is human trafficking which is a serious problem in Thailand. It involves Thai fishermen, labour brokers and multinational companies. The poor migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Burma have become victims of the
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