Modern Slavery Bill Announced by Queen

Queen Elizabeth II

Bill Helps Trafficked Children & Makes Victim Protection Central

Queen Elizabeth IIThe British government’s plans to tackle modern slavery by cracking down on traffickers and improving the protection and support available to victims have been hailed as a rare opportunity to end an “appalling crime”.  The modern slavery bill, which was announced in the Queen’s speech on 4th June 2014, aims to consolidate and strengthen existing laws, increase the maximum sentence for offenders to life imprisonment, and ensure that victims’ interests are properly served.   (Photo: the Guardian)  Read more…

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