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UK Government Backs New Anti-Slavery Law

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posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 11:35 PM
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The British Government has backed new laws to crackdown on modern day slavery.

Ministers have conceded that existing legislation fails to protect people from modern day slavery and have agreed to criminalise forced labour and forced servitude in the Coroners and Justice Bill.

Baroness Young, who tabled an amendment proposed by Anti-Slavery International and Liberty, described to Peers the reality of modern day slavery in the UK.

She said: "Victims may be subjected to unacceptable living conditions and forced to work for 12 or more hours a day. They are also frequently subjected to vicious psychological abuse and to threats which keep them effectively imprisoned."
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A great step in the right direction.


[edit on 29/10/09 by beta.services]




posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by beta.services


A great step in the right direction.


[edit on 29/10/09 by beta.services]



yep.


until someone tries to enforce it. then it will all fall apart and be some huge international crisis.



posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 11:57 PM
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I guess we will have to wait and see what the final law turns out to be.
An amended version will be submitted in approximately two weeks.



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