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Law firms urged to lead fight against modern slavery - Legal Futures

Law firms urged to lead fight against modern slavery - Legal Futures | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The new prime minister, Theresa May, has made combating modern slavery in the UK a priority, describing the crime as “the great human rights issue of our time”.
She announced a review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which requires large organisations, including law firms, to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement, beginning this year. In the Act’s first year, 289 modern slavery offenses were prosecuted.

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Law societies across the world are urged to ensure that  they review their suppliers to determine that they are not inadvertently enabling exploitation.

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Cherie Blair and Miriam González: why companies must act on slavery law

Cherie Blair and Miriam González: why companies must act on slavery law | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Nearly 46 million people are enslaved globally – an estimated 12,000 of them in the UK – generating illegal profits of $150bn (£114bn). However unwittingly, British consumers and businesses are sustaining this cruel exploitation, with slavery likely to exist in the overseas supply chains of most large UK companies.
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Prime Minister, Theresa May, has established a government task force (with £33m in funding) which, together with the independent anti-slavery commissioner she appointed, is tasked with suppressing on what she described as “the greatest human rights issue of our time”.

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