The UK’s modern slavery legislation: An early assessment of progress
In 2015, the Westminster UK government introduced a Modern Slavery Act described by its proponents as ‘world-leading’. This description was challenged at the time both inside and outside the UK. Two years on, it is possible to make a preliminary assessment of progress with the Act and its two counterparts in Scotland and Northern Ireland.1 This article reviews the origins of discussions about modern slavery in the UK, describes the process leading to the passage of the Modern Slavery Act(s) and attempts an early evaluation of their effectiveness. It concludes that much remains to be done to ensure that they achieve their goal of abolishing modern slavery in the UK.
Craig, G. (2017). The UK’s modern slavery legislation: An early assessment of progress. Social Inclusion, 5(2), 16-27. https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v5i2.833
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Mar 24, 2017|
|Online Publication Date||Jun 23, 2017|
|Publication Date||Jun 23, 2017|
|Deposit Date||Jun 28, 2017|
|Publicly Available Date||Jun 28, 2017|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Forced labour; Human trafficking; Legislation; Modern slavery|
|Additional Information||Copy of article first published in: Social inclusion, 2017, v.5, issue 2.|
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