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The Modern Slavery AgendaPolicy, Politics and Practice in the UK$
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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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The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery in a European context

The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery in a European context

(p.243) Ten The UK’s approach to tackling modern slavery in a European context
The Modern Slavery Agenda

Klara Skrivankova

Policy Press

This chapter discusses a transnational response to trafficking in human beings, with reference mainly to some key media stories and legal cases that have been influential in understandings and legal definitions of forced labour/modern slavery. In doing so, it places the UK response to date firmly within a European context. The chapter focuses three responses to trafficking. First, the need for law enforcement cooperation to deal with the criminal aspects of trafficking in both countries of origin and countries of destination. Second, the need for developing international understanding of trafficking to ensure that national and international aspects of the rule of law itself are fit for purpose where it relates to international norms and standards. Third, the need for extra-territorial legislation to deal with slavery and forced labour carried out by citizens, including corporate citizens, in third countries.

Keywords:   human trafficking, modern slavery, forced labour, transnational response, law enforcement cooperation, extra-territorial legislation

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