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28 August 2014 | by Michael Pollitt

Supply chain reaction

Pope Francis has chosen slavery as the theme of the forty-eighth World Day of Peace on 1 January 2015. But campaigners say a British anti-slavery bill is missing a vital element When the UK Home Office unveiled its plans to introduce a new Modern Slavery Bill a year ago, many believed that Britain was re-establishing itself as a world leader in striving to abolish the practice.Twelve months on, however, a controversial omission in the legislation remains. Despite protests from international monitoring organisations, charities, churches and politicians on both sides, if the Modern Slavery Bill is passed in its current form, it will not require companies to report on measures they have taken to identify and eradicate forced labour in their supply chains. The Government’s awareness-r


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