New slave-owners face life imprisonment
THE Government's Modern Slavery Bill will introduce new offences
of holding a person "in slavery or servitude" and requiring
somebody "to perform forced or compulsory labour". It will also be
an offence to "arrange or facilitate the travel of another person .
. . with a view to [that person's] being exploited", regardless of
whether that person consents to the travel. Those guilty of the new
offences face life imprisonment.
The Bill has been welcomed by Parliament's Joint Human ...
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