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The Medaille Trust’s response to the Haughey Report 2016

A year on from the enactment of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) and Prime Minister Theresa May has recently reiterated her support of the legislation with an announcement that the UK must lead the way in defeating the global … Continue reading

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Are corporates being serious about their supply chain statements?

My presentation to small businesses at the Modern Slavery Partnership (Hampshire and Isle of Wight)(26 Sept) focused on disclosure statements that corporates are obliged to make under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and upon the cascading effect of compliance on … Continue reading

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Modern Slavery Act – does it impose enough obligation on corporates?

The question that many supporters of anti-trafficking movements are asking – does the new Modern Slavery Act (2015) go far enough and ensure that corporates do enough to maintain a transparent supply chain? The new Modern Slavery Act (2015) will … Continue reading

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MODERN SLAVERY ACT – CAN COMPANIES HAVE COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY?

In common with reporting obligations on issues such as conflict minerals and illegal timber, the anti-slavery provisions are designed to get companies to take more responsibility for their supply chains. Ultimately, such laws could have the effect of extending standards … Continue reading

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Really – start-ups and SMEs should also adhere to the Modern Slavery Act?

I have recently been researching and writing a guidance paper for investors and shareholders with a human rights organisation in respect of the Modern Slavery Act and what they should be considering in their due diligence. In researching for this … Continue reading

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Modern Slavery Act – is it enough?

The question that many supporters of anti-trafficking movements are asking – does the new Modern Slavery Act (2015) go far enough and ensure that corporates do enough to maintain a transparent supply chain? The new Modern Slavery Act (2015) will … Continue reading

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the legal position from the top – an inspiring interview

Interview with Allison Page, AWS Legal Business Woman of the Year 2011   Allison Page is a partner and UK joint head of the projects practice at DLA Piper in Leeds. She has a strong commitment to developing up-and-coming lawyers … Continue reading

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2012 Olympic Games and human trafficking

 In May a report by the Welsh Assembly claimed that it was ‘highly likely’ that the Ryder Cup golf tournament to be held in Newport this October will result in a significant increase in the number of women and children … Continue reading

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THE PARENTHOOD DILEMMA

Having just recently had my second child, I was very much saddened and drawn to Judy Golding’s article in The Week[1]. I regret that it has taken me such time to write about this but the demands and emotional needs … Continue reading

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ANOTHER RECOMMENDED BOOK – STOP THE TRAFFIK – STEVE CHALKE

Earlier this year, I wrote an article on home grown trafficking (http://sharonbenningprince.com/articles-events/home-grown-trafficking) whereby I considered the case of the gang of men imprisoned for the grooming, trafficking and abuse of young girls. At the time, there were many stories in … Continue reading

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