Submission to the UK House of Lords Committee on the Modern Slavery Act 2015

March 27, 2024

The Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region welcomes the inquiry of the House of Lords Committee on Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Act) into the impact and effectiveness of the law. The inquiry offers an important opportunity to consider the impact of the Act and identify and remedy any gaps, particularly in light of key global developments. One such development is the exposure of UK business and consumers to pervasive, state-imposed forced labour in the Uyghur Region.

This submission will focus on the questions relating to the following topics: the efficacy of the provisions of the Act relating to supply chains and whether the Act has kept up-to-date with developments in modern slavery in the UK and internationally. We recommend that the government implement additional legislative mechanisms to more effectively address state-imposed forced labour in the Uyghur Region, which is increasingly impacting global supply chains of UK-based companies.

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