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MODERN SLAVERY: More action needed?

29 May 2015  

Richard Kenyon and Catherine Meredith analyse the impact of new legislation and recent developments in employment case law on preventing forced labour

On 25 March 1807, the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act entered the statute book, passed by a majority of 41 votes to 20 in the Lords and a majority of 114 to 15 in the Commons. That was a good start but in the 208 years since that date, slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking have, unfortunately, not been eradicated.

 

 

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    AT & ors v Dulghieru & anor [2009] EWHC 225 (QB)

    Benkharbouche & anor v Embassy of the Republic of Sudan & ors [2015] EWCA Civ 33

    Hounga v Allen [2014] UKSC 47

    Nambalat v Taher & anor; Udin v Pasha & ors [2012] EWCA Civ 1249

    OOO v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2011] EWHC 1246

    R v Khan, Khan and Khan [2010] EWCA Crim 2880

    Reyes & anor v Al-Malki & Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs [2015] EWCA Civ 32

    Zarkasi v Anindita [2012] UKEAT 0400/11

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