The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: A Business and Human Rights Perspective

On 23 December 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. Dr. Nadia Bernaz discusses the Act’s main provisions, the reaction of the U.S. business community, the EU approach to combatting forced labor, and the expected effectiveness of this legislation.

0:00 Introductory slides

0:17 The aim of the Act and the reaction of the U.S. business community to its approval

07:18 The presumption of forced labor

10:31 Best practices in countering forced labor and the EU approach to the issue

15:23 The Act’s effectiveness in counteracting forced labor in Xinjiang