This report is particularly timely, coinciding with the passage into UK law of the Modern Slavery Act, a landmark piece of legislation championed by the Home Secretary which may inspire lawmakers in other European countries. It is fitting that the report should open with words from the Home Secretary and from a representative of the European law enforcement community, firstly because it combines legislative, policy and policing perspectives, and secondly because it compares the UK situation to what is happening elsewhere in Europe.

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