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The Modern Slavery Act

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is designed to tackle slavery in the UK.

It was introduced to the House of Commons in draft form in October 2013, received Royal Assent and became law on March 26, 2015. The Act creates two new civil orders to prevent modern slavery, establishes an Anti-Slavery Commissioner, and makes provision for the protection of slavery victims. Then as of October 2015, a supply chain clause requires every business with a turnover of more than £36m to prove that it has taken steps to stamp out slave and child labour from its supply chain.

Browse the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015.

Please pick out a detail of the law that strikes you as particularly useful or controversial, and post the link in the comments with a note about why.

You can also read the response of Anti-Slavery International, the world’s oldest human rights organisation, to the Modern Slavery Act - and tell us in the comments what you think of this critique.

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