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20:15  12 july  2018
20:15  12 july  2018 Source:   cnet.com

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of robot automation on jobs but less on the resulting human rights abuses that are likely to follow,” said This will lead to increased risks of slavery and trafficking across a region already vulnerable to Of the five countries deemed most likely to be affected by job losses, the report predicts that

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The rise of robot manufacturing will dramatically alter the labor market in southeast Asia and result in a spike in human trafficking, slavery and other labor abuses, according to a report released Thursday.

The "Human Rights Outlook 2018" report from corporate risk-analysis consultancy Verisk Maplecroft plays out the scenarios of a United Nations prediction that 56 percent of workers in Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam will lose their jobs to automated alternatives over the next two decades.

Those countries are specifically at risk for increased slavery and human trafficking due to the "dependence of the workforce on low-skilled jobs and existing high levels of labor rights violations," the report said.

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Human trafficking and slavery are far more likely with prostitution illegal, since the women have no place to call, if they are in trouble. Report Post. Legal prostitution does not lead to human trafficking and slavery .

Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery , or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others.

"Displaced workers without the skills to adapt or the cushion of social security will have to compete for a diminishing supply of low-paid, low-skilled work in what will likely be an increasingly exploitative environment," Alexandra Channer, the consultancy's head of human rights, said in a statement.

"Without concrete measures from governments to adapt and educate future generations to function alongside machines, it could be a race to the bottom for many workers."

The report highlights Vietnam as the country at greatest risk among the five countries included in the research, with 36 million workers expected to lose their jobs to automation. In addition, the report cites the garment, textile and footwear industry as being particularly at risk from automation.

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