Programme Director, Verité
Quinn Kepes is a Programme Director at Verité, where he has worked for over ten years. Verité is a U.S.-based organisation that provides the knowledge and tools that businesses, investors, governments, intergovernmental organisations, workers, and civil society need to eliminate the most serious labour and human rights abuses in global supply chains. He has overseen and carried out desk and field research on labor and human rights abuses, human trafficking, and organised crime in Latin America, as well as Asia, Africa, Europe, and the United States.
Quinn lived in Guatemala for six years, where he worked with NGOs and civil society initiatives and supervised and carried out field research. In Guatemala, Quinn obtained a graduate degree in Human Rights and Political Participation through the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIHR). Quinn also holds a B.A. in Political Science as well as Certificates in International Relations and Latin American Studies from the University of Massachusetts. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
- The Nexus of Illegal Gold Mining Supply Chains: Lessons from Latin America, Verité (2016)
- Labor and Human Rights Risk Analysis of Ecuador’s Palm Oil Sector, Verité (2016)
- The Role of Recruitment Fees and Abusive and Fraudulent Recruitment Practices of Recruitment Agencies in Trafficking in Person, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (2015)
- Undocumented Workers in the US Garment Sector: An Assessment and Guide for Brands, Verité, (2014)
- Unaccompanied Children: Violence and Conditions in Central American Agriculture Linked to Border Crisis, Verité (2014)