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Modern Slavery And Human Trafficking

Deepakshi Rathore, LL.B, Manipal University, Jaipur


As per the information provided by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery. “Modern Slavery” is a term that covers practices such as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, involuntary servitude, sexual slavery and human trafficking among other things. It includes situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, deception, and/or abuse of power.

Modern slavery is defined within the Modern Slavery Act 2015 of the the UK. The term is used to encompass slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, bonded and child labour and human trafficking.

Human trafficking is where a person arranges or facilitates, the travel of another person with a view to that person being exploited. Today some traditional forms of slavery still persist in their earlier forms, while others have been transformed into new ones.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

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ISSN: 2582-8878


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