As the negotiations on the content of the legislation advance, and in order to ensure that the European Commission proposal fulfils its best potential, we, the undersigned Civil Society Organisations, Coalitions and Trade Unions, believe that the below elements are essential to make the proposed regulation efficient, implementable and above all, impactful to address forced labour meaningfully.

The changes in this joint letter below are crucial to create the sufficient leverage to both foster better working conditions for all and to improve the lives of workers trapped in situations of forced labour by providing them with adequate remedies.

Read the full letter here.


Anti-slavery International
Austrian Trade Union Confederation, Brussels Office
Clean Clothes Campaign Europe
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
European Trade Union Confederation
Fair Trade Advocacy Office
Fashion Revolution
GoodWeave International
Human Rights Watch
IndustriAll European Trade Union
La Strada International
SÜDWIND-Institut (Germany)
Terre des Hommes International Federation
The Remedy Project
World Uyghur Congress