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UK modern slavery: Expert warns that the UK has done well but more has to be doneUK modern slavery: Expert warns that the UK has done well but more has to be done (Image: GETTY)

The interim executive director of the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and law professor, Meg Roggensack has insisted that governments across the globe need to do much more in eradicating modern slavery. Following the release of a report from ICAR and Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX), Ms Roggensack insisted that companies’ compliance with modern slavery laws has been inadequate while government enforcement measures have also been too weak. While the 2015 Modern Slavery Act was a massive step in the right direction, she insisted that the scale of the problem is only just starting to be realised. 

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Speaking to Express.co.uk Ms Roggensack said: “The UK’s law was a great start in addressing the problem but a lot more still needs to be done.

“But it’s a really difficult challenge.

“Modern slavery is a problem that is endemic in the global supply chain today and it pervades every aspect of modern commerce.

“This means that government must take steps to stop it through things like slavery acts but also support it with additional guidance and where possible information for activists.”

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