Modern Slavery

CPA UK Modern Slavery Project

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 Organization estimates that there are over 40 million victims of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking worldwide. 

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.

To get in touch with the Modern Slavery Project team email modernslaveryproject@parliament.uk 

Recent Activities

Launch of e-Handbook and Online Portal Westminster, 13 June 2018

CPA UK launched the e-Handbook on Legislating Against Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Forced Labour and launched an online portal for parliamentarians and clerks.

 

Legislative Drafting Seminar on Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking, Westminster, 11-14 December 2017

CPA UK hosted a Legislative Drafting Seminar to provide parliamentarians and legislative drafters with practical advice and support in relation to developing modern slavery and human trafficking legislation. Read the report here.

Africa Regional Workshop on Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking, Entebbe, Uganda, 4-6 July 2017

CPA UK hosted an African Regional Workshop to increase awareness of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking and to build networks across the Africa region of informed and empowered parliamentarians. Read the report here.

Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking, Westminster, 26-28 April 2017

CPA UK hosted an Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop to increase awareness of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking and to build networks across the Asia-Pacific region of informed and empowered parliamentarians. Read the report here.