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18:15 - 19:30 30 November 2016

Combating modern slavery - Kevin Hyland, OBE


Archaeology G6 Lecture Theatre | UCL Institute of Archaeology (link Map)
31–34 Gordon Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
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Kevin Hyland, OBE, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Globalization allows for the more efficient production and delivery of goods and services, but it also has produced horrific working conditions for thousands of people across the globe. Free movement of labour across borders brings greater opportunity, but gaps in law enforcement and labour market regulation allow for the exploitation of workers, many of whom find themselves in unsafe working and living conditions, with few rights or legal recourse and subject to severe physical or emotional trauma.

In response to the scourge of modern slavery, the UK Government passed into law the Modern Slavery Act in 2015. In addition to fighting conditions that lead to slavery within the UK, British businesses also must draft plans of how they plan to keep slavery and labour and human rights abuse out of their global supply chains.


Julia Kreienkamp
+44 (0)20 3108 9290 | j.kreienkamp@ucl.ac.uk


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