Ethical guidelines for research on forced labour

The aim of this document is to provide guidelines on the safe and ethical conduct of research on forced labour and human trafficking for forced labour.

Conducting research on sensitive issues such as forced labour calls for careful attention to key ethical and safety considerations to protect study participants and interviewers and to produce and use findings that will benefit the affected communities.

This guidance is designed to help researchers to:

(i) identify ethical issues with research involving exploited individuals; and
(ii) provide user-friendly guidance to protect the safety of study participants and researchers and simultaneously strengthen research quality of the study.