CORE and Partners Submission to Modern Slavery Act Independent Review

Friday, October 26th, 2018

CORE Coalition, Amnesty International UK, Anti-Slavery International, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Fairtrade Foundation, Freedom United and ShareAction have made a joint submission to the Home Office’s commissioned independent review of the Modern Slavery Act.

Our submission highlights the shortcomings of the Transparency in Supply Chains provision of the Act (s.54) with regard to weaknesses of the reporting requirement, in combination with inadequate monitoring and enforcement. It recommends that that the Act is strengthened through a) improved monitoring and enforcement mechanisms and b) a revision of the reporting provisions, including ensuring that the Act is used to promote responsible procurement practises and to require that companies carry out human rights due diligence throughout their operations and supply chains.

You can read the full submission here.