Modern Slavery Act 2015

2nd March 2017
In the news a few weeks ago, following an inspection and subsequent report: An Inspection of Border Force’s Identification and Treatment of Potential Victims of Modern Slavery, by the Chief Inspector of Borders, David Bolt, UK Border Force have been criticised for failing to potentially identify thousands of victims of modern slavery. Read More
 
13th October 2016
The substandard recording of modern slavery crimes by police forces across the UK has been widely reported this week... Read More
 
29th July 2016
In March 2016 Section 54 of the UK’s Modern Slavery Act – Transparency in Supply Chains etc. (TISC) provision took effect. It required businesses with a global turnover of £36 million or more and doing business in the UK to publish an annual statement about their efforts to tackle slavery in supply chains and their own organisation. Read More
 
17th September 2015
Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected. It’s hard to avoid the fact that our actions and choices can have potential ramifications right around the globe. Thran, left Myanmar looking for work. He ended up paying a broker who obtained employment for him in the Thai fishing... Read More
 
6th August 2015
Last week in the United Kingdom some of the powers of the Modern Slavery Act came into force, a little over two years from when the evidence led Centre for Social Justice’s report: ‘It Happens Here’ was published. Read More
 
3rd August 2015
I moved to Bristol 20 years ago not knowing much about the city. One of the first things I discovered was that there was a fervent desire for the city to apologize for its linkages to the Transatlantic Slave Trade. No one disputes the fact that the city was partly built on the wealth of that appalling trade but it strikes me as somewhat frustrating that in the last 20 years there has been repeated calls to apologise... Read More
 
2nd July 2015
Shiva Foundation’s Guest Blogger, Kate Garbers, Managing Director of Unseen talks about slavery as not only a human rights issue, but also as an economic one. Read More