UK signs up to combat modern slavery


British police search the Greenacre caravan site in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England on 11 September 2011 where four residents of the site were arrested on suspicion of slavery offences.

UK signs up to combat modern slavery

The United Kingdom ratified the Forced Labour Protocol. So far, only two other countries – Niger and Norway – have ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) protocol to end modern slavery.

“This is a significant and welcome development in the fight against forced labour,” said Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO. “The United Kingdom’s ratification is a clear sign that global momentum is building in the fight against these abhorrent practices that demean and enslave millions arou...

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