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Baroness Young on how to move from talk to action on modern slavery

22 November 2018
Lola Young and Toby Webb
Government has a clear role to do more on slavery

Significant room for progress while human rights still lag environmental issues in terms of public awareness

Baroness Lola Young talks with Innovation Forum’s Toby Webb about her frustration at the lack of progress on human rights and modern slavery and how there is a universal need for all actors to move from talk to action on cleaning up supply chains. They debate why human rights issues don’t get the traction that environmental issues do – most notably plastics recently. Young argues for developments in the UK’s modern slavery act and other similar legislation elsewhere, and why using the right nuanced language in different parts of the world is very important to get engagement and progress.

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