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Detecting and tackling forced labour in Europe

Based on studies in nine European countries, this report considers how those exposed to forced labour are supported across Europe.

The study looks at a number of aspects of forced labour:

  • evidence for its presence;
  • the way in which it is treated by national and international law;
  • how it is perceived and understood by authorities, media and public;
  • its relationship with trafficking and the problems this presents;
  • how and where it is detected;
  • government, regulators and civil society responses to it;
  • the provision of support to those exposed to it;
  • how affected workers themselves respond.

It draws conclusions about the manner in which forced labour is understood and approached in Europe, and how this can guide responses in the UK.