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Modern Slavery Bill published, 10/06/14 [E/NI/S/W]

The Modern Slavery Bill is the first of its kind in Europe, and one of the first in the world, to specifically address slavery and trafficking in the 21st century. It will give law enforcement the tools they need to target today’s slave drivers, ensure perpetrators are severely punished and improve support and protection for victims.

The Bill reflects the Government’s determination to lead the global fight against modern slavery and to disrupt, prosecute and punish the organised criminal gangs which are behind the majority of this evil trade in human beings.

Further Information

UK Parliament - Draft Modern Slavery Bill
UK Parlimanent news release