Legislation

Numerous pieces of legislation have been introduced that make reference to, and directly tackle, modern slavery.


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Title Year Legislation Type
Convention Concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour (No.29) 1930 International Labour Organisation Convention

Overview

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The Palermo Protocols [Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime (UNTOC)] 2000 United Nations Convention

Overview

UNTOC, also called the Palermo Convention is a United Nations-sponsored multilateral treaty against transnational organised crime that was adopted by a resolution of the UN General Assembly that has three supplementary protocols.

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Sexual Offences Act 2003 Act of UK Parliament

Overview

An Act to make new provision about sexual offences, their prevention and the protection of children from harm from other sexual acts, and for connected purposes.

Relevant Clauses

Section 57, 58, 59

Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 Act of UK Parliament

Overview

An Act to make provision for the licensing of activities involving the supply or use of workers in connection with agricultural work, the gathering of wild creatures and wild plants, the harvesting of fish from fish farms, and certain processing and packaging; and for connected purposes.

Relevant Clauses

Section 12

Coroners & Justice Act 2009 Act of UK Parliament

Overview

An Act to amend the law relating to coroners, to investigation of deaths and to certification and registration of deaths; to amend the criminal law; to make provision about criminal justice and about dealing with offenders; to make provision about the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses; to make provision relating to the security of court and other buildings; to make provision about legal aid and about payments for legal services provided in connection with employment matters; to make provision for payments to be made by offenders in respect of benefits derived from the exploitation of material pertaining to offences; to amend the Data Protection Act 1998; and for connected purposes.

Relevant Clauses

Section 71

European Convention on Human Rights 2010 Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom

Overview

An international treaty to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe

Relevant Clauses

ARTICLE 4: Prohibition of slavery and forced labour

Modern Slavery Act 2015 Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom

Overview

An Act to make provision about slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and about human trafficking, including provision for the protection of victims; to make provision for an Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner; and for connected purposes.

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Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act 2015 Act of the Scottish Parliament

Overview

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about human trafficking and slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour, including provision about offences and sentencing, provision for victim support and provision to reduce activity related to offences.

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Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act 2015 An Act of the Northern Irish Assembly

Overview

An Act to make provision about human trafficking, slavery and other forms of exploitation, including measures to prevent and combat such exploitation and to provide support for victims of such exploitation; and for connected purposes.

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Immigration and Asylum Act 2016 Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom

Overview

An Act to make provision about the law on immigration and asylum; to make provision about access to services, facilities, licences and work by reference to immigration status; to make provision about the enforcement of certain legislation relating to the labour market; to make provision about language requirements for public sector workers; to make provision about fees for passports and civil registration; and for connected purposes.

Relevant Clauses

Section 3

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