January 21, 2022

No penalties,no progress!

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By Joanna Ewart-James, From Freedom United The Australian Modern Slavery Bill has NO PENALTIES to ensure businesses act to protect workers.  Don’t let big businesses get away with this! Why is this needed? The UK Modern Slavery Act has no penalties and two years on, less than a fifth of companies meet its requirements.[1] Fortunately, […]

Drug dealers convicted for trafficking teen girl

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From Freedom United Two drug dealers have been charged with trafficking a teenage girl in the UK, making it the first time the UK’s Modern Slavery Act has been used to prosecute drug dealers. The two men, Mahad Yusuf, 20, and Fesal Mahamud, 19, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the human trafficking charges and conspiracy to […]

ILO News: United Kingdom joins renewed fight to end forced labour

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LONDON (ILO News) – The United Kingdom has ratified a landmark ILO agreement to combat forced labour, people trafficking and other forms of modern slavery. The Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 aims to prevent forced labour and provide support for its victims. The UK now joins Niger and Norway as one […]