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Modern Slavery Update: First Australian modern slavery legislation passes in NSW
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • June 25 2018

New South Wales has become the first Australian jurisdiction to introduce specific modern slavery legislation. The NSW Modern Slavery Act (NSW Act) is

Putting a stop to slavery: Hong Kong reforms on the horizon?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Hong Kong
  • May 9 2018

With an estimated 40.3 million slavery victims globally, and an estimated 29,500 victims of trafficking in Hong Kong alone, the development of

Establishing an Australian Modern Slavery Act and its impact on Australian Business
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • December 22 2017

Australia’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (‘Committee’) has handed down its final report in its inquiry into

Is Your Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement Complete and Compliant?
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave)
  • United Kingdom
  • November 29 2017

Certain commercial organisations are required under The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act") to publish an annual Slavery and Human Trafficking

Modern slavery - “walking the walk”
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 26 2017

The transatlantic slave trade was outlawed more than 200 hundred years ago. Indeed, slavery is banned internationally by Article 4 of the Universal

Modern Slavery transparency requirements - Government publishes updated guidance
  • CMS
  • United Kingdom
  • October 10 2017

Recent statistics indicate that only 50 of organisations required to publish a statement in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act have

UK Government issues updated guidance on Modern Slavery Act reporting
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 6 2017

On 4 October 2017, the UK Government released updated guidance on the reporting obligation set out in section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act (the

Contrasting pathways - the latest steps against modern slavery
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 26 2017

This month much attention has been focused on the crimes of modern slavery but with diverging messages being delivered. On the one hand, the UK

Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Implications for the Construction Industry in the Middle East
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Middle East, United Kingdom
  • August 21 2017

Sometimes, legislation can have a wide reaching impact affecting operations in many different jurisdictions. The implications of the UK's Modern

Modern slavery risks in Australian agribusiness
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • June 15 2017

Globally, 45.8 million people are estimated to be in some form of modern slavery. Two thirds of the 45.8 million are in the Asia Pacific. The