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Gary Craig, Alex Balch, Hannah Lewis, and Louise Waite

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781447346791

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447346791.001.0001

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Class Acts? A comparative analysis of modern slavery legislation across the UK

Class Acts? A comparative analysis of modern slavery legislation across the UK

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(p.97) Four Class Acts? A comparative analysis of modern slavery legislation across the UK
Source:
The Modern Slavery Agenda
Author(s):

Vicky Brotherton

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447346791.003.0005

In 2015, three new Acts had passed into law: the Modern Slavery Act (MSA), the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act, and the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act. The three Acts are comprehensive in scope and include: a raft of new criminal offences; measures aimed at preventing modern slavery; support provisions for child and adult victims; and in the MSA, the role of an Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and a ‘Transparency in Supply Chains’ provision, aimed at improving businesses' response to slavery and exploitation. This chapter considers the key, comparable provisions across the three Acts — assessing if and how they differ from each other and from standards in international law. It also details the extent of their implementation and impact to date.

Keywords:   Modern Slavery Act, Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act, Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act, modern slavery, UK law, slavery, exploitation

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