This podcast/video essay explains our grave concerns about how the Modern Slavery Act 2015 frames human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation. It asks how this legislation could have been passed when it so spectacularly fails to meet binding obligations under international law and shows that as a result, there is a failure to deal effectively with the forms of human trafficking that particularly affect women and children, and that this has profound implications for how society understands prostitution and how the criminal justice system deals (or fails to deal) with it.
Duration: 31:00 minutes | File size: 19.4 MB | Play in new window (with option to download file)
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A transcript is available: How the Modern Slavery Act fails women and girls.
Many thanks to Risto Juola for helping to prepare the podcast.