The CPA UK Modern Slavery Project is a two year multilateral project funded by the UK Home Office providing practical advice and support to Commonwealth legislatures in the pursuit of combatting modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour. The project aims to encourage and facilitate a greater understanding of the national and international benefits of introducing modern slavery-related legislation and exchange learning.

Modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour are a global phenomenon. Research in 2017 from The Walk Free Foundation and the International Labour Organisation estimates that there are over 40 million victims of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking worldwide. Furthermore, the International Labour Organisation estimates that the global modern slavery trade is worth $150 billion USD.

The project is led by Commonwealth parliamentarians and senior officials, sharing good practice to support colleagues in harnessing their heightened understanding to develop and strengthen modern slavery-related legislation across their jurisdictions.

During the first year of the Project, CPA UK delivered two regional workshops. One workshop was delivered in April 2017 that focused on the Asia-Pacific Region and a second workshop was delivered in Uganda in July 2017 that focused on the Africa region.

  • Read the Closing Report from the Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop here.
  • Read the Closing Report from the Africa Regional Workshop here.

CPA UK is now delivering the second year of the project. As part of this, in December 2017, CPA UK organised a Legislative Drafting Seminar on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking in London (UK).

  • Read the Closing Report from the Legislative Drafting Seminar on Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking here.

To get in touch contact the team on modernslaveryproject@parliament.uk.


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