Modern slavery is a crime most often hidden from view, and conviction rates are extremely low. TrustLaw works with its NGO and law firm members to map how existing laws are being used to counter modern slavery, and recommend what more needs to be done to combat this crime.
International and domestic laws already exist to address various aspects of modern slavery, including human trafficking, forced labour and debt bondage. However, these laws are often imperfectly applied or difficult to enforce.
Our legal research programmes explore common trafficking and slavery scenarios across multiple countries, and look at the laws that apply to each. Our law firm members create tools to help frontline NGOs and lawyers secure more prosecutions, combat the culture of impunity for traffickers, and deliver justice for victims of trafficking and slavery.