MPs commissioned by the UK Government to review the Modern Slavery Act have published an interim report on the Transparency in Supply Chains Provision in s.54. This blog looks at some of the key recommendations and what they would mean for UK business. The MPs were asked: “how to ensure compliance and drive up the
Last week, the Australian Parliament approved the Modern Slavery Bill and it is set to come into force early in 2019. This post looks at the requirements of the Act, how it compares to the UK Modern Slavery Act and what it tells us about the changing legal landscape for business and human rights.
The world is slowly taking action against modern slavery. Since the UK introduced the Modern Slavery Act (“the UK Act“) in 2015, a number of countries have followed suit with their own legislative initiatives. The latest country poised to do so is Australia. In 2017, the joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade