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Voices is a podcast series by the Institute for Human Rights and Business that takes the conversation on business and human rights around the world. In this series, IHRB staff members talk with activists, academics, lawyers, business executives, and officials in different parts of the world about how they see the business and human rights agenda and challenges in their part of the world.
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In London recently, Andy Hall spoke to IHRB's Salil Tripathi about his work in Southeast Asia. He talked about the conditions migrant workers face, the challenges for advocacy, and the role of multinational corporations which source products from the region. He stressed the importance of the role of the UN Guiding Principles for Human Rights and Business in improving standards - particularly in relation to remedy.
Andy Hall is a British human rights defender and migrant worker rights specialist who lived in Thailand and Myanmar for over 11 years working on worker rights and modern day slavery issues. Andy Hall was acquitted of criminal defamation charges related to his research work in November 2016, but has a deferred sentence against him on other charges. He left Thailand fearing his personal safety. As the international affairs advisor to the Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN), Andy has worked for the rights of migrant workers, particularly from Myanmar and Cambodia, to gain greater access to justice mechanisms and better work conditions, both in the seafood sector and other labour-intensive export industries in Thailand. Andy also acted as an advisor to the Myanmar Government in 2013.
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Very interesting conversations with leading thinkers in the field from Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh, UK and India.
Date published: 2015-02-10