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The modern slavery agenda : policy, politics and practice

Author: Gary Craig; Alex Balch
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2019.
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Modern slavery is growing despite the introduction of laws to try to stem it. This is the first book critically to assess the legislation, using evidence from across the field, and to offer strategies for improvement in policy and practice.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Craig; Alex Balch
ISBN: 9781447346814 1447346815 9781447346821 1447346823 9781447346838 1447346831
OCLC Number: 1081315208
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Contents: Intro; THE MODERN SLAVERY AGENDA; Dedication; Contents; List of tables, figures and boxes; Introduction; Is modern slavery either 'modern' or 'slavery'?; International action against slavery; 'Modern slavery' in the UK: developing understandings; 1. Modern slavery in global context: ending the political economy of forced labour and slavery; Introduction; The constituent elements of slavery; The political economies of slavery; Slavery and the rule of international law; The state we are in; Transforming the global political economy; Conclusion 2. The UK's response to modern slavery: law, policy and politicsResearch and policy: key influences; The criminalisation of human trafficking, forced labour, slavery and servitude; The development of a human rights approach to modern slavery; Implementation of policy on support and assistance to victims; The enhancement of a regulatory response; Development of the MSA; Current and future concerns about the criminal justice response; Conclusion; 3. Defeating 'modern slavery', reducing exploitation? The organisational and regulatory challenge; Introduction Trafficking, forced labour or business and human rights?Joined up or papering over the cracks? Addressing labour exploitation post-MSA; From outputs to outcomes?; Conclusions; 4. Class Acts? A comparative analysis of modern slavery legislation across the UK; Introduction; Examining the Acts; Implementation and use of the non-punishment provision; Conclusion; 5. Child trafficking in the UK; Introduction; Definitions and offences; The current picture; Issues with data; Identification of child victims; Legal guardianship and issues with support; Children at risk of going missing; Assessing age Conclusion6. Human trafficking: addressing the symptom, not the cause; The current policy context; The ODW visa in practice; Migrant domestic workers, the UK's ODW visa, restrictions and exploitation; Modern slavery responses: undermined by the hostile environment; What happens to trafficked people?; An 'inexcusable' lack of support; 7. Still punishing the wrong people: the criminalisation of potential trafficked cannabis gardeners; Introduction; Trafficking for cannabis production in the UK; Vietnamese nationals; The research; Convictions of cannabis gardeners not identified as trafficked The punishment of cannabis gardeners informally identified as trafficked or slavesConclusion; 8. Modern slavery and transparency in supply chains: the role of business; Introduction; What is 'modern slavery'?; Why is modern slavery relevant to business?; Mandatory reporting trends: the global picture; Voluntary reporting frameworks: the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; Drivers for transparency; The risk of legal liability as a driver for good practice: recent court cases; Key aspects of the MSA relevant to business
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