The Home Affairs Committee is currently running an inquiry looking at what progress has been made in the three years since the Modern Slavery Act came into force and what more remains to be done.
On Tuesday 15 January, James Robottom was on a panel of experts giving evidence to the committee. He joined:
The experts covered a range of issues including victims’ access to legal support and the criminalisation of victims. This included:
James’ evidence particularly concerned issues with the drafting of the slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, and human trafficking offences under s.1 and 2 of the Act, and the possible amendment of the Act to include a statutory tort. James’ written evidence can be found on the Committee website.
The committee will hear further evidence in the coming weeks.
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