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International Strategy on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Consultation Paper

The submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) regarding the consultation paper on a new International Strategy on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (the 2020 Strategy) was prepared by the Law Council. 

It notes that the 2020 Strategy arises as part of the Australian Government’s Foreign Policy White Paper commitments from 2017, and will build upon the previous International Strategy on Human Trafficking and Slavery (the 2016 Strategy), providing a coordinated framework to inform Australia’s international efforts to help eradicate modern slavery, including through diplomacy, international development, multilateral engagement, and trade and advocacy work, with a focus on the Indo-Pacific region. The 2020 Strategy is also intended to complement the proposed National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-24, as well as other international strategies such as the proposed new International Development Policy and the Ending Violence against Women and Girls Framework for Action (2020-2030).

In responding to the consultation paper, the Law Council draws upon its recent submission to the Australian Border Force (ABF) regarding the Australian Government’s Public Consultation Paper on the proposed National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-24, which it submitted on 21 February 2020.

You can read the full submission below.

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