Modern Slavery Consultation
In February 2021, the Department of Justice put out a call for consultations on the Transparency in Supply Chains provision under s.54 Modern Slavery Act, and the implications for businesses based here in Northern Ireland. Our Level 2 students studying Contemporary Issues in the Law of Obligations produced this report in response to that call. They looked at the definitions and context, analysing the legislative provision, and providing recommendations for those operating within Northern Ireland in improving and moving beyond the legislative requirements of the Modern Slavery Act. The report takes into consideration the unique position of Northern Ireland as a connector between the UK and the EU, and indeed its unique socio-economic history (aligned in part to being a post-conflict region).