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“As I often say, we have come a long way from the days of slavery, but in 2014, discrimination and inequality still saturate our society in modern ways.”
Reverend Al Sharpton.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 was passed in March 2015 (the “Act”) with the aim of providing law enforcement agencies with further means to tackle modern slavery.
By Robert Bleicher, Carr McClellan PC
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