Legislative Drafting Seminar on Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking 2019

26 March 2019 - 29 March 2019

Venue: Houses of Parliament, Westminster, UK

The Legislative Drafting Seminar was part of CPA UK’s Modern Slavery Project, supporting Commonwealth parliamentarians to tackle the crimes of modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour.

The event built on the first Legislative Drafting Seminar in December 2017, which brought together 23 parliamentarians and clerks from seven countries to discuss legislating against modern-slavery related offences. Attendees exchanged knowledge with their UK counterparts, as well as experts drawn from practice, the legal profession and civil society.  

The 2019 Legislative Drafting Seminar deepened parliamentarians and legislative drafters knowledge of international standards and new developments in modern slavery and human trafficking law. It also examined how the process of passing legislation can be used to ensure it is effective.