National and International Law

Australia Modern Slavery Act 2018

French Duty of Vigilance Law 2017

UK Modern Slavery Act 2015

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act 2010 

ILO Private Employment Agencies Convention, 1997 (No. 181)

Tools and Guidance

Responsible Recruitment Toolkit: A practical toolkit for all businesses committed to recruiting responsibly

ICCR: Best Practice Guidance on Ethical Recruitment of Migrant Workers

ILO: General Principles and Operational Guidelines for Fair Recruitment and Definition of Fees and Costs


  Leadership Group for Responsible Recruitment

  Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity

  Employment & Recruitment Agencies Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

  Fees and IDs: Tackling recruitment fees and confiscation of workers’ passports

Stronger Together: Employer Resources

US Federal Acquisition Regulation: Definition of “Recruitment Fees”

Verité: Fair Hiring Toolkit

World Employment Confederation: Defining the Business Case: Ethical Recruitment

OHCHR: UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights 2011

Research and Reports

ILO (2015): Regulating labour recruitment to prevent human trafficking and to foster fair migration

IOM (2015): Recruitment Monitoring & Migrant Welfare Assistance: What Works?

ISEAL (2017): The business benefits of using sustainability standards

Migration Policy Institute (2013): What We Know: Regulating the Recruitment of Migrant Workers

UNODC (2015): Linkages between recruitment and trafficking in persons

Verité (2012): An Ethical Framework for International Labour Recruitment