Brigham Young University Prelaw Review


Supply chain, human rights violations, forced labor, supply chain management, anti-trust regulations, competitive advantage, corporate law


The author of this article examines current judicial precedent pertaining to human rights violations perpetrated in the supply chains of American companies. The author argues that existing legislation is insufficient to prevent firms from profiting from forced labor. The author demonstrates the effect of forced labor upon the competitive landscape and illustrates the damage done to ethical companies forced to compete with low-priced competitors. By analyzing existing research on competitive injury and Antitrust regulation, the author thus proposes that there be a synthesis of third party research capabilities and legislation that would help prove competitive injury due to forced labor and effectively litigate against perpetrators of forced labor within American markets to ensure fair market competition.