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  1. Australia - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Modern Slavery Act 2018 No 30. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018 | AUS-2018-L-113910

    The objects of this Act are as followsó
    (a) to combat modern slavery,
    (b) to provide assistance and support for victims of modern slavery,
    (c) to provide for an Anti-slavery Commissioner,
    (d) to provide for detection and exposure of modern slavery that may have occurred or be occurring or that is likely to occur,
    (e) to raise community awareness of, and provide for education and training about, modern slavery,
    (f) to encourage collaborative action to combat modern slavery,
    (g) to provide for the assessment of the effectiveness and appropriateness of laws prohibiting modern slavery and to improve the implementation and enforcement of such laws,
    (h) to provide for mandatory reporting of risks of modern slavery occurring in the supply chains of government agencies,
    (i) to make forced marriage of a child and certain slavery and slavery-like conduct offences in New South Wales,
    (j) to further penalise involvement in cybersex trafficking by making it an offence to administer a digital platform for the purpose of child abuse material or encourage another person to use a digital platform to deal with child abuse material,
    (k) to provide for education, training and guidance about identifying and addressing modern slavery taking place within supply chains of organisations.

  2. China - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to Ratify the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 [CLI Code] CLI.1.5115988(EN) (全国人民代表大会常务委员会关于批准《1957年废除强迫劳动公约》的决定) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-04-20 | CHN-2022-L-114025

  3. Jamaica - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) (Amendment) Act, 2021 (No. 24 of 2021). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-11-19 | JAM-2021-L-113790

  4. Maldives - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Second amendment to the Anti-Human Trafficking Act, 12/2013 (Act No. 3/2021). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021 | MDV-2021-L-113975

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