Together with civil society organisations and trade unions, in this open letter AK EUROPA points out elements that are essential to make the proposed Forced Labour Regulation efficient, implementable and above all, impactful to address forced labour meaningfully. Those elements need to include, amongst others, remedies for all workers, protection for complainants and lower evidentiary standards. Furthermore, the European Commission should be designated as a competent authority and the Regulation should establish a rebuttable presumption of forced labour on specific product groups from specified countries or regions.

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