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British lawmakers back anti-slavery law

Measures in the Modern Slavery Bill include increasing sentences for slavery offences to life imprisonment and creating a new anti-slavery commissioner to coordinate law enforcementBritish lawmakers gave their backing to a new anti-slavery law that forces businesses to be more transparent about their supply chains, the first piece of legislation of its kind in Europe. Measures in the Modern Slavery Bill include increasing sentences for slavery offences to life imprisonment and creating a new anti-slavery commissioner to coordinate law enforcement. Official figures show that the largest number of people referred to authorities as potential victims of human trafficking last year were from Albania, followed by Nigeria, Vietnam, Romania and Slovakia. Campaigners said victims are often approached by someone in their home country offering them a job in Britain.

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