The Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill: an opportunity to strengthen access to justice for victims

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

This briefing was prepared ahead of the Second Reading of Lord McColl’s Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill. It draws attention to the legal challenges modern slavery victims face in accessing remedy for the harms inflicted on them. In an effort to empower victims, it advocates for the introduction of specific civil wrongs of trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour in UK legislation. This can redress injustices whilst also deterring perpetrators from accruing profits from slavery induced commodities and services.

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