Modern Slavery Strategy 2018-19 - consultation

26 July 2018

The Department of Justice has launched a public consultation on tackling modern slavery. The draft Northern Ireland Modern Slavery Strategy 2018-2019 seeks views and comments from individuals and organisations to help inform how the fight against modern slavery continues in Northern Ireland.

Section 12 of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 places a requirement on the Department of Justice to produce an annual strategy under sections 1 and 2 of the Act (slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking). The draft strategy has been developed through engagement with a wide range of statutory and civil society partners across Northern Ireland.