MODERN SLAVERY BILL IN THE U.K.

The Modern Slavery Bill in the U.K despite proposing to advance in the fight on modern slavery through policies that establish preventive civil orders creates an anti-slavery Commissioner and provides protection to victims, overlooks an important point that affects the battle against domestic labor workers human rights violations.  Despite that domestic labor cases of abuse can constitute a form of modern slavery, the new bill that is being reviewed in the United Kingdom Parliament, does not propose to reconsider the policy that ties domestic employees to their employers by withholding their passports and prohibiting to legally change employers; such policy was even quoted by a Parliamentary Committee as a “institutionalized abuse.” For the full article by Human Rights Watch, follow the link below.

UK: Fix Bill to Protect Migrant Domestic Workers | Human Rights Watch.

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