80/167Prevalence Index Rank
Georgia
17,000Estimated number of people living in modern slavery
4.33/1000Estimated proportion of population living in modern slavery
39.16/100Vulnerability to modern slavery
BBBGovernment response rating
3,951,524Population
$10,024GDP (PPP)

Government Response

Milestone 1Survivors of slavery are identified and supported to exit and remain out of modern slavery
IndicatorRating
1.1.1 National campaigns provide information to members of the public on how to report and identify victims 1
Campaigns on how to identify OR report potential victims, such as promotion of a hotline, website, or text messaging details, or distributing indicators of modern slavery AND must be distributed to the public at the NATIONAL level. NOT training for government officials, NGOs, embassy staff, health, and social workers AND occurred once since 30 June 2012. NOT general awareness campaigns that do not mention hotline or indicators of trafficking. NOT information is distributed to at-risk or specific populations or geographic locations, such as migrant workers or at-risk communities - this is covered under Milestone 4, 1.2.1.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - Multiple secondary sources highlight that campaigns have been conducted to raise awareness of hotline. Confirmed by NGOs.
1.1.2 These campaigns are distributed systematically and at regular intervals (as distinct from one-off, isolated) 1
If yes to 1.1.1, information has been distributed annually since 30 June 2012 OR information is promoted regularly through social media AND there is evidence this online promotion has been regularly updated (at least once since 1 February 2016 - please refer to date of Facebook posts, or date of tweets, etc.). If no to 1.1.1, indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- information has been released annually on how to report cases of modern slavery
1.1.3 There has been an increase in reported cases of modern slavery from the public 0
If yes to 1.1.1, there has been an increase in public reports of modern slavery cases in recent years AND this increase in reports is related to the campaign OR has occurred since campaign information has been distributed to the public AND this must have occurred since 30 June 2012. If no to 1.1.1, indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - Calls to hotline have remained steady, while there are suggestions that multiple hotlines has created confusion.
2.1.1 There is a reporting mechanism, such as a hotline 1
Reporting mechanism exists whereby modern slavery crimes can be reported (either in isolation or as part of a larger phone service). This includes text messaging, an online form, or phone hotline AND this reporting mechanism must be operational between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. If there are multiple hotlines covering different populations, please rate as indicator met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- a hotline exists where victims can report trafficking crimes
2.1.2 Reporting mechanism is available for men, women, and children 1
If yes to 2.1.1, this reporting mechanism is available for men, women, and children to report cases of modern slavery OR there are separate hotlines that cover men, women, and children. NOT a single hotline exists where women or children can report, but nowhere for men to report exploitation. Please refer to the most relevant reporting mechanism identified in 2.1.1 for indicators 2.1.2 through to 2.1.5. A modern slavery/trafficking hotline would be most relevant, followed by multiple hotlines that cover all sub-populations (e.g. for women and/or children). If multiple hotlines exist covering all sub- populations, please rate as indicator met. If some populations are not covered, please rate as indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- hotline is available for men, women and children
2.1.3 Reporting mechanism is free of charge to access 1
If yes to 2.1.1, this reporting mechanism is free to access. If no to 2.1.1, indicator not met. Please refer to the most relevant reporting mechanism identified in 2.1.1 for indicators 2.1.2 through to 2.1.5. Modern slavery/trafficking hotline would be most relevant, followed by those which cover trafficked sub-populations (e.g. for women and/or children). If multiple hotlines exist covering different populations and all are free of charge, please rate as indicator met. If some of the available and relevant hotlines are not free of charge, please rate as indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - the hotline is free to call
2.1.4 Reporting mechanism operates 24/7 1
If yes to 2.1.1, this reporting mechanism operates 24/7. If no to 2.1.1, indicator not met. Please refer to the most relevant reporting mechanism identified in 2.1.1 for indicators 2.1.2 through to 2.1.5. Modern slavery/trafficking hotline would be most relevant, followed by those that cover trafficked sub-populations (e.g. for women and/or children). If multiple hotlines exist covering different populations and all are available 24/7, please rate as indicator met. If some hotlines are not available 24/7, please rate as indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- hotline is available 24/7
2.1.5 The reporting mechanism operates in multiple languages or has capacity to provide immediate access to translators 1
If yes to 2.1.1, this reporting mechanism operates in multiple languages, or brings in translators as necessary. If no to 2.1.1, indicator not met. Please refer to the most relevant reporting mechanism identified in 2.1.1 for indicators 2.1.2 through to 2.1.5. Modern slavery/trafficking hotline would be most relevant, followed by those which cover trafficked sub-populations (e.g. for women and/or children). If multiple hotlines exist covering different populations and all are available in multiple languages, please rate as indicator met. If some hotlines are not available in multiple languages, please rate as indicator not met. Multiple languages means national language + at least one other language.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- the hotline is available in multiple languages
2.2.1 Training on basic legal frameworks and victim identification has been carried out for front line “general duties” police 1
Training for front line police has taken place on basic legal frameworks surrounding modern slavery AND victim identification AND training for police has occurred once since 30 June 2012. Definition of training includes formal in-person training as part of broader curriculum on human rights or other training programs, or part of an online training program. Training can be provided by INGOs with government support (support defined as permission, development of the training, or monetary or in-kind support). NOT training manuals have been developed by INGOs, NGOs. NOT booklets with indicators of trafficking have been handed out to police. NOT training for immigration, border guards, or labour inspectors.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- training has been carried out for police
2.2.4 Negative NEGATIVE There is evidence that police officers have not identified victims of modern slavery 0
If yes to 2.2.1, but police officers have not identified any victims of modern slavery between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. If no to 2.2.1, indicator not met. This indicator is specifically asking if police who have received training have identified victims. Mark as “indicator met” where there has been a failure to identify victims post-training for police. If evidence suggests that victims have not been identified, but no training has occurred, please mark as “indicator not met.” If the body identifying victims is not specified as “police,” government can be used as a proxy.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - Police are identifying victims.
2.3.1 Training on how to identify victims of modern slavery is provided to officials with front line regulatory bodies likely to be “first responders” 1
Training covers indicators of modern slavery and how to refer individuals AND training is formal face-to-face or online modules AND training is provided to one or more of the following: border guards, immigration officials, labour inspectors AND training has been provided once since 30 June 2012. Training can be provided by INGOs with government support (support defined as permission, development of the training, or monetary or in-kind support). NOT leaflets have been distributed to labour inspectors or posters have been put up in airports on how to identify/report victims.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - training has been conducted for border guards and labor inspectors
2.3.2 Training on how to identify victims of modern slavery is provided to non-regulatory workers likely to be “first responders” 1
Training covers indicators of modern slavery and how to refer individuals AND training is formal face-to-face or online modules AND training is provided to one or more of the following: for teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers, tourism sector workers (including private tourism operators) AND training has been provided once since 30 June 2012. Training can be provided by INGOs with government support (support defined as permission, development of the training, or monetary or in-kind support). NOT leaflets on how to identify/report victims have been distributed to tour guides or posters put up in doctors surgeries.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- training now given to non-regulatory bodies
2.3.3 Training for first responders is delivered systematically and at regular intervals (as distinct from one-off, isolated) 0
If yes to 2.3.1 OR 2.3.2, training is delivered at least every two years to at least one of the members of the above groups (labour inspectors, border guards, immigration officials, doctors, nurses, teachers, social workers, tourism sector workers) since 30 June 2012 AND training has been delivered to a significant proportion of these groups. OR yes to 2.3.1 AND 2.3.2 and training is delivered at least every two years to BOTH of these groups. NOT training has been delivered to each of these groups once since 2012. If no to 2.3.1 AND 2.3.2, then indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- training is provided regularly and systematically to police, but unclear if this occurs for other regulatory bodies
3.1.1 Victim support services are available for some suspected victims of modern slavery (men, women, and children where relevant) 1
Any kind of victim support service is available for men, women, or children AND services must be government run, or funded by government, or provided with in-kind support from the government AND services must be operational between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. NOT INGOs run a shelter without any government support. (Support defined as permission, development of the training, or monetary or in-kind support.)
Researcher NotesIndicator met- shelters exist for victims of modern slavery
3.1.2 Negative NEGATIVE Suspected victims are held in shelters against their will and do not have a choice about whether or not to remain in a shelter 0
If yes to 3.1.1, adult victims are unable to leave a shelter or safe house when they wish (or are unable to leave without a chaperone). Children must also be able to leave when they wish but should be accompanied by a chaperone. If evidence that victims (adults and children) are detained against their will or are unable to leave unaccompanied (adults) or with a chaperone (children), this meets the criteria of the indicator. If no to 3.1.1, not met this indicator.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - No information found
3.1.3 Government contributes to the operational costs of the shelters and there are no significant resource gaps 1
If yes to 3.1.1, government provides support to the shelters. Support defined as in-kind or monetary support (not just permission). NOT INGO funds and runs a shelter or safe house. If no to 3.1.1, not met indicator. If government provides some resources, but there are significant gaps not covered by INGOs or government, then please rate as indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- the government supports provision of shelters
3.1.4 Physical and mental health services are provided to victims of modern slavery 1
If yes to 3.1.1, there is evidence of some physical AND mental health support for victims of modern slavery since 30 June 2012. If no to 3.1.1., not met indicator. If government provides some physical and mental health support, but there are significant gaps not covered by INGOs or government, then please rate as indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - physical and mental health services are available to victims of modern slavery
3.1.5 Negative NEGATIVE Victim support services are not available for all victims of modern slavery 0
If yes to 3.1.1 AND there have been identified modern slavery cases of men, women, children, or relevant groups such as foreign victims, forced labour victims, victims of commercial sexual exploitation, etc.) AND there are NO specific shelters or services for them. This has also occurred between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. NOT services are not available for a particular group, but no cases within that group were identified. This indicator is measuring gaps in existing services.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - Shelters used by men, women, children, and foreign nationals
3.1.7 Negative NEGATIVE No victims have accessed the services or shelters 0
If yes to 3.1.1, despite availability of services, victims have not accessed them AND this has occurred between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. Examples include cases where facilities exist but victims are not being transferred to these facilities. This indicator is measuring the use of existing services.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- victims have accessed the shelter
3.2.1 Services provide long-term reintegration support 1
If yes to 3.1.1, long-term reintegration is defined as evidence of financial support, provision of housing, job training and/or placement, or receipt of social welfare, or provision of education for victims of modern slavery AND there is evidence that this has been provided between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. If no to 3.1.1, indicator not met. NOT visas are available for victims – this is covered under Milestone 1, 3.2.2.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - Access to social welfare is available for victims
3.2.2 Measures are in place to address the migration situation of victims who want to remain or be resettled 1
Visas are available so that foreign victims can receive support either in country or in a third country after a reflection period has expired AND these are available between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. Note: not dependent on 3.1.1. These visas include longer term visas AND reflection periods awarded on the basis of personal situation OR participation in a court case.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- victims are able to remain within Georgia
3.2.3 Services are child friendly 1
If yes to 3.1.1, children have specialised services, separate shelters, or are given some kind of special support (NOT including support in the criminal justice system) AND this has occurred since 30 June 2012. If no to 3.1.1, indicator not met. NOT children are placed in correctional facilities, boarding schools, or other non-specialised institutions
Researcher NotesIndicator met - services are child friendly
3.2.4 Victims are assisted to make contact with their family or contact person of choice 1
If yes to 3.1.1, victims are assisted to make contact with families by the government OR there is a family reunification program AND this is operating between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. NOT family reunification program exists but is not currently funded. NOT INGOs operate a family reunification program without government support. If no to 3.1.1, not met this indicator.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - family reunification programmes are available
3.3.1 Training has been carried out for all staff providing direct victim assistance services 1
If yes to 3.1.1, evidence of any training for those who provide direct victim support services. This training includes how to assist victims of modern slavery and can include do no harm principles, individualised treatment and care, comprehensive care, self-determination and participation, non-discrimination, confidentiality, and right to privacy OR direct assistance is provided by fully qualified social workers, psychologists, or doctors AND this has occurred since 30 June 2012. Training can be provided by INGOs with government support (support defined as permission, development of the training, or monetary or in-kind support). NOT training is provided by unskilled volunteers. If no to 3.1.1, not met this indicator. NOT general modern slavery training is provided to social workers. Direct victim assistance services means those services provided to workers who have regular contact with victims post-identification. It can include shelter workers, case managers, doctors, and psychologists.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- there is evidence of training for those who provide direct victim support services.
3.3.2 Direct victim assistance services have been evaluated 0
If yes to 3.1.1, evidence of formal reporting or evaluation of direct victim support services has been undertaken AND this has occurred at least once since 30 June 2012. Evaluation (internal or external) is defined as an assessment of the current services against the service objectives and incorporating client feedback. NOT a description of the program or services provided. NOT ad hoc inspections without a clear sense of follow-up activities. NOT evaluations of the national action plan – this is covered under Milestone 3, 2.1.1.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- In the 2013-2014 NAP the Geogian Goverment says it will conduct "monitoring of functioning of shelters and writing of reports based on the monitoring but there is no evidence of this taking place.
3.3.3 Evaluations of services have been provided to the National Referral Mechanism or coordinating referral body 0
If yes to 3.3.2, a report of these evaluations has been made to the National Referral Mechanism or coordinating referral body to inform future assistance programming AND this has occurred once since 30 June 2012.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - Indicator M1 3.3.2 not met.
4.1.1 The government has clear national guidelines for identifying and screening victims for all first responders 0
National general guidelines exist for identification AND screening of victims AND have been distributed to all first responders AND this has occurred since 30 June 2012. First responders are defined as: immigration, border patrol, labour inspectors, NGOs, teachers, social workers, doctors, nurses, and the tourism industry. General guidelines should exist at the national level for all responders, NOT police have their own guidelines.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- guidelines exist for law enforcement, but not for all those who identify victims
4.1.2 The guidelines make provision for a category of “presumed victims” who can be provided with services until a formal determination is made 0
If yes to 4.1.1, guidelines include provisions so victims who have not yet been assessed to be victims of modern slavery can still receive services. If no to 4.1.1, indicator not met. Examples include “presumed” categories within guidelines or “informal” assistance given to victims while determination is made.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - Indicator 4.1.1 not met.
4.1.3 The guidelines clearly set out which organisations have the authority to identify victims of modern slavery 0
If yes to 4.1.1, guidelines outline which organisations can or cannot formally identify victims of modern slavery. If no to 4.1.1, indicator not met. Examples include a list of approved agencies and NGOs that can identify and certify victims of modern slavery.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - Indicator 4.1.1 not met.
4.2.1 A “National Referral Mechanism” brings together government and civil society to ensure victims are being referred to services 1
There is a National Referral Mechanism for victims of modern slavery AND it includes government and non-governmental organisations AND it operated during the period between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. A National Referral Mechanism is a group of approved NGOs and government agencies that refer victims to services. NOT evidence that victims have been referred without a national system in place.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- national referral mechanism exists
4.2.2 There is evidence that victims are being referred to services using the National Referral Mechanism 1
There is evidence that victims are referred through the National Referral Mechanism AND this has happened once between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- victims are referred through the national referral mechanism
Milestone 2Criminal justice mechanisms function effectively to prevent modern slavery
IndicatorRating
1.1.1 Slavery Convention, 1926 0
Ratification or succession (denoted by a (d) in brackets) or accession (denoted by an (a) in brackets) of the 1926 Slavery Convention. NOT signed the 1926 Slavery Convention WITHOUT accession, succession, or ratification.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- the Slavery Convention, 1926 has not been signed, ratified, acceded to or succeeded to
1.1.2 Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery, 1956 0
Ratification, or succession (d) or accession (a) of the Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery, 1956. NOT signed the Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery, 1956 WITHOUT accession, succession, or ratification.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - Not Ratified
1.1.3 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 2000 1
Ratification, acceptance (A), accession (a), or succession (d) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 2000. NOT signed the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime 2000, WITHOUT aatification, acceptance, accession, or succession.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - ratified 5 Sep 2006
1.1.4 ILO Abolition of Forced Labour Convention 1957 (No. 105) 1
Status must be “In Force” for the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105) AND “In Force” as of 30 June 2017. NOT “In Force” for the ILO Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29).
Researcher NotesIndicator met- The C105- Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 is in force as of 23 Sep 1996
1.1.5 ILO Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) 0
Status must be “In Force” for the Domestic Workers Convention, No, 189 AND “In Force” as of 30 June 2017.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- The C189- Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 is not in force.
1.1.6 ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) 1
Status must be “In Force” for the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (ILO 182) AND “In Force” as of 30 June 2017.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - ratified 24 Jul 2002
1.1.7 Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict, 2000 1
Ratification, succession (d), or accession (a) of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict, 2000. NOT signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict, 2000 WITHOUT accession, ratification, or succession.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - Acceded on 3 Aug 2010
1.1.8 Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, 2000 1
Ratification, succession (d), or accession (a) of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography 2000. NOT signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, 2000 WITHOUT accession, ratification, or succession.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - acceded on 28 Jun 2005
1.1.9 International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, 1990 0
Ratification, succession (d) or accession (a) of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, 1990. NOT signed or signed to succeed the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, 1990 WITHOUT accession, ratification, or succession.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - Not Ratified
1.1.10 P029 - Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 0
Status must be “In Force” for the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 AND “In Force” as of 30 June 2017.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- The Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 is not in force.
1.2.1 Human trafficking is criminalised 1
Human trafficking is listed as a standalone article in the penal code or criminal code OR human trafficking is criminalised under a distinct piece of legislation AND within either the penal code or distinct legislation human trafficking does not require movement of individuals across international borders AND the legislation covers men, women, and children. Movement may include cross-border/transnational movement or internal movement such as movement from a rural to urban location. Definition of trafficking includes action, means, and purpose. Trafficking in persons shall require action (e.g. recruitment, transportation, transfer, or harbouring), means (e.g. by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud), and purpose (eg. exploitation).
Researcher NotesIndicator met - trafficking in persons is criminalised under Article 143 and includes purpose, action and means.
1.2.2 Slavery is criminalised 0
Slavery is criminalised as a distinct crime. The offence of slavery must include a situation in which the status or condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised. Slavery may be listed as a standalone crime in the penal or criminal code or in trafficking-specific legislation or in another act. NOT slavery is prohibited in the Constitution.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - slavery is included in the definition of "exploitation" of the trafficking legislation in art 143, but is not separately criminalised
1.2.3 Forced labour is criminalised 0
Forced labour is criminalised as a distinct crime. Forced or compulsory labour means all work or service which is exacted from any person under the menace of any penalty and for which the said person has not offered himself or herself voluntarily. Does not include compulsory military service, work which forms part of the normal civic obligations of the citizen, or work performed in cases of emergency (such as war, fire, famine, or flood). The offence of forced labour must include (1) work performed under the menace of any penalty AND (2) work for which the said person has not offered himself voluntarily. These two components must be present in order for the indicator to have been met. Forced labour may be listed as a standalone crime in the penal or criminal code or in trafficking-specific legislation or in another act.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- forced labour is included in the definition of exploitation in art 143 but is not separately criminalised
1.2.4 Use of children in armed conflict is criminalised 0
Criminal code or standalone legislation specifically criminalises use of children in armed conflict. NOT where the age of recruitment is 18 but there is no criminalisation of the use of children in armed forces. Must cover use of children in state (national army) and non-state armed groups.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - as not all forms of slavery are criminalised the age of recruitment being 18 does not fulfill this indicator
1.2.5 Child prostitution is criminalised 0
The penal or criminal code or trafficking legislation includes provisions that it is an offence: to sell/force a child into prostitution AND to purchase sexual acts with a child. NOT met when selling a child is criminalised AND child sex abuse is criminalised (second component must criminalise purchase of sex with a child).
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - Indicator not met - child prostitution is criminalised by art 171 but no provision found criminalising purchasing/ engaging in sex with a child
1.2.6 Forced marriage is criminalised 0
Forced marriage is criminalised as a distinct crime, in the penal or criminal code, trafficking-specific legislation, or other act NOT the legal age of marriage is set at 18. If kidnapping is required to be present for the crime of forced marriage to occur, this is indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - legal age of marriage is 18 but forced marriage is not criminalised in the criminal code
1.2.7 Negative NEGATIVE Criminal laws have disproportionate penalties -1
Penalties as laid out in legislation are cruel or inhumane OR are not sufficient enough to deter future offenders. This does NOT refer to judicial sentences, rather to the punishments outlined in legislation. Cruel and inhumane punishments include torture, deliberately degrading punishment, or punishment that is too severe – capital punishment, whipping, or other forms of physical violence. Insufficient punishments would include fines for modern slavery related crimes.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - the penalty is not sufficient to deter future offenders as a "temporary disqualification from an official position for one year" is lenient for government workers
1.4.1 National laws allow victims to participate in the legal system regardless of their role as a witness 1
National laws allow victims to participate in the legal system regardless of their role as a witness. This includes: allowing victims to give evidence (without being called as a witness) OR providing information on the court processes in languages victims understand OR allowing victims to inspect and add documents to the file OR the admission of victim impact statements. NOT there is evidence or a general statement that victims participate in the criminal justice process as witnesses. Relevant national laws include criminal procedure code or criminal law (sentencing) acts.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - guaranteed by law that victims receive information on their rights and the legal case in a language they understand. (art 14(2)(3) and (4) of law on combating trafficking)
1.4.2 Law recognizes that victims should not be treated as criminals for conduct that occurred while under control of criminals 1
National laws recognise victims are not criminals for conduct during enslavement AND his must refer to modern slavery crimes, not general provisions in legislation. Modern slavery crimes are defined as human trafficking, forced labour, slavery, forced marriage, and children in armed conflict. NOT there is no evidence that victims have been criminalised
Researcher NotesIndicator met - article 15 of the trafficking legislation exempts victims from liability for prostitution, illegal crossing of the border, use/production/purchase of a forged document and other "illegal acts"
1.4.3 Visas to stay in the country are not dependent on victim participation in the court process 1
Visas to remain are not tied to a victim’s participation in the court process. For example, visas are awarded to trafficking victims on the basis of humanitarian or personal reasons, not because they have agreed to participate in the court process.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- victims may apply for asylum, rather than support the court process
1.4.5 Negative NEGATIVE There is evidence that victims of modern slavery have been treated as criminals for conduct that occurred while under control of criminals -1
Victims have been arrested for crimes committed while under the control of the person exploiting them AND this has occurred between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. NOT foreign nationals have been deported OR detained for immigration offences (no visa, overstaying visa, etc.) - this is covered under Milestone 3, 3.2.2. Examples would be victims have been arrested on prostitution charges or arrested for drug production. If victims are arrested and released as soon as it is realised that they are victims, please rate as indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- NGOs confirm that victims have been arrested for crimes committed
2.1.1 Free legal services for victims of modern slavery are made explicit in legislation 1
Any type of free legal services or advice exists in legislation, including free legal advice and free legal representation AND these are either specific to victims of modern slavery OR victims of modern slavery can access broader legal advice, which is available for all victims of crime. NOT legal services are available, but not free. NOT free legal services are available only for citizens, not foreign victims. NOT free legal services are available for certain types of crime (such as violent crime) and modern slavery is not specified. NOT free legal services are offered by NGOs, but not made explicit in legislation. If free legal services exist in legislation AND there is no evidence they are not being used, please rate as indicator met. If free legal services exist in practice, but there is no evidence of their existence in legislation, please rate as indicator met. If free legal services are NOT in legislation and no evidence of these being used, please rate as indicator not met. If free legal services exist in legislation and there is evidence they are not used or are poorly implemented, please rate as indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- legal services are available through the State Fund and shelters
2.1.3 Witness and victim protection mechanisms are explicit in legislation to ensure that neither witnesses nor victims are intimidated, nor interfered with INSIDE the court 1
Government operated or supported witness and victim protection mechanisms exist in legislation so that victims are not intimidated or interfered with INSIDE the court. Government operated or supported is defined as government run or funded by government or provided with in-kind support from the government. NOT applicable outside the court room (see Milestone 2, indicator 2.1.4.) Victim protection mechanisms inside the courtroom refers to provision of video testimony, victims are not cross-examined, and victims are protected from perpetrators. If witness protection mechanisms exist in legislation AND there is no evidence they are not being used, please rate as indicator met. If witness protection mechanisms exist in practice, but there is no evidence of their existence in legislation, please rate as indicator met. If witness protection mechanisms are NOT in legislation and there is no evidence of these being used, please rate as indicator not met. If witness protection mechanisms exist in legislation and there is evidence they are not used or are poorly implemented, please rate as indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- protection mechanisms are available in legislation.
2.1.4 Witness and victim protection mechanisms are explicit in legislation to ensure that neither witnesses nor victims are intimidated nor interfered with OUTSIDE the court 1
Government operated or supported witness and victim protection mechanisms exist in legislation so that victims are not intimidated or interfered with OUTSIDE the court. Government operated or supported is defined as government run or funded by government or provided with in-kind support from the government. NOT applicable inside the court room (see Milestone 2, indicator 2.1.3.) Witness and victim protection mechanisms include an official witness protection program where individuals are provided with security, new identities, and relocation support, or protection whereby the victim's identity is not revealed to the public. If witness protection mechanisms exist in legislation AND there is no evidence they are not being used, please rate as indicator met. If witness protection mechanisms exist in practice but there is no evidence of their existence in legislation, please rate as indicator met. If witness protection mechanisms are NOT in legislation and no evidence of these being used, please rate as indicator not met. If witness protection mechanisms exist in legislation and there is evidence they are not used or are poorly implemented, please rate as indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- witness protection exists on paper, but unclear if it exists in practice
2.1.5 The legal framework supports compensation or restitution for victims of modern slavery 1
The legal framework allows victims of modern slavery to receive compensation for damages incurred as a result of exploitation OR the legal framework allows victims of modern slavery to receive restitution for damages incurred as a result of exploitation. Compensation is when a court orders the defendant (perpetrator) to pay the claimant (victim) for his/her loss. Restitution is when a court orders the defendant (perpetrator) to give up his/her gains to the claimant (victim). When the compensation and/or restitution is available only for victims of violent crimes, please mark as indicator not met, as this may exclude some victims of modern slavery who are not subject to violent crimes. If compensation and/or restitution exists in legislation AND there is no evidence they are not being used, please rate as indicator met. If compensation and/or restitution exists in practice, but there is no evidence of their existence in legislation, please rate as indicator met. If compensation and/or restitution is NOT in legislation and no evidence of these being used, please rate as indicator not met. If compensation and/or restitution exists in legislation and there is evidence they are not used or are poorly implemented, please rate as indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - victims are entitled under art 16 of the law on combating trafficking to seek reimbursement from firstly their traffickers, and if that is not possible, from the state fund set up under art 9
2.1.6 Child friendly services are provided for in legislation 1
Legislation specifies that children require special services during the court case and NOT there is any evidence of child friendly services being used in court. Child friendly services include the use of screens or video testimonies, training of judges in child friendly questioning, and the use of one support person or guardian during the court process. If child friendly services exist in legislation AND there is no evidence they are not being used, please rate as indicator met. If child friendly services exist in practice but there is no evidence of their existence in legislation, please rate as indicator met. If child friendly services are NOT in legislation and there is no evidence of these being used, please rate as indicator not met. If child friendly services exist in legislation and there is evidence they are not used or are poorly implemented, please rate as indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- child friendly techniques are used in the court case
3.1.1 Specialised law enforcement units exist 1
Has to be a specialised law enforcement unit or a sub-unit or team within the law enforcement structure that has specialised mandate to conduct investigations into modern slavery, OR provide specialist support for colleagues AND this unit is operating since 30 June 2012. NOT local level anti trafficking coordination bodies.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- specialised unit exists
3.1.3 Negative NEGATIVE Units do not have necessary resources to be able to operate effectively 0
If yes to 3.1.1, these units, sub-units, or teams do not have sufficient budget or operational equipment, or are understaffed. This has been an impact on their ability to function. This lack of resources must have occurred between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - Units are financed and suitably staffed
3.1.4 Units have standard operating procedures for modern slavery cases 1
If yes to 3.1.1, the unit or team has standard operating procedures (SOPs) for modern slavery cases AND must be specific to specialist units. NOT SOPs/guidelines have been produced by an INGO in the last five years (since 30 June 2012) with no evidence of use by specialist unit. SOPs include for example: clear standardised procedures for use across the unit, including how to liaise with front line officers, on how to conduct risk assessments, interview techniques (covering witnesses, child victims, and use of interpreters), definitions and indicators of modern slavery, victim-centred approaches (understanding of psychological stress and its impact on investigations), case referrals, etc. SOPs are NOT an internal memo recommending that police focus on modern slavery cases. SOPs are NOT a booklet handed out to police with indicators of modern slavery.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - there are guidelines to support specialised police units
3.2.1 Training is provided to the judiciary 1
Training for the judiciary has taken place on human trafficking and related legislation, victim needs in the court room, basic international legal standards in modern slavery cases, trends in modern slavery in the country, and victim profiles AND training for judiciary has occurred once since 30 June 2012. Definition of training includes formal in-person training or an online training program as part of broader curriculum on human rights or other training programs. Training can be provided by INGOs with government support (support defined as permission, development of the training, or monetary or in-kind support). NOT training manuals have been developed by INGOs, NGOs. NOT booklets with description of modern slavery laws have been handed out to judiciary.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- training has been conducted for judges
3.2.2 Training is provided to prosecutors 1
Training for prosecutors has taken place on human trafficking and related legislation, victim needs in the court room, basic international legal standards in modern slavery cases, trends in modern slavery in the country, and victim profiles AND training for prosecutors has occurred once since 30 June 2012. Definition of training includes formal in-person training or an online training program as part of broader curriculum on human rights or other training programs. Training can be provided by INGOs with government support (support defined as permission, development of the training, or monetary or in-kind support). NOT training manuals have been developed by INGOs, NGOs. NOT booklets with description of modern slavery laws have been handed out to prosecutors.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- training has been provided to prosecutors
3.2.4 Training is systematic and recurrent (as distinct from one-off, isolated) 1
If yes to 3.2.1, 3.2.2, OR 3.2.2, training is has occurred at least once to at least one of the above groups (judiciary or prosecutors) since 30 June 2012 AND training has been delivered to a significant proportion of one or both of these groups OR yes to 3.2.1, 3.2.2, OR 3.2.3 and training has been delivered at least once to BOTH groups (judiciary and prosecutors) since 30 June 2012. NOT training has been delivered to each of these groups once since 2012. If no to 3.2.1, AND 3.2.2, then indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- training is provided regularly to prosecutors and judges
3.2.5 Negative NEGATIVE Judicial punishments are NOT proportionate to severity of the crime and culpability of the offender. -1
Judicial punishments are either too lenient or too harsh for offenders AND this has occurred during the period 1 February 2016 to 30 June 2017. Examples of too lenient include giving of fines, suspended sentences, and sentences that are less than the prescribed minimum. Examples of too harsh are corporal punishment and capital punishment.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - Suspended sentences received
Milestone 3Coordination occurs at the national and regional level, and governments are held to account for their response
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1.1.1 National coordination body exists involving both government and NGOs 1
National coordination body on modern slavery (trafficking, slavery, forced labour, children in armed conflict) exists that includes both NGOs and government representatives AND this group met at least once between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. This body coordinates the whole of the government response to modern slavery. NOT a National Action Plan. NOT a group or body that refers victims - this is covered under Milestone 1, 4.2.1.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - the interagency coordinating council on human trafficking includes NGOs and was active during the period
1.2.1 National Action Plan exists with clear indicators and allocation of responsibilities 1
Any National Action Plan (NAP) on modern slavery, or that covers any component of modern slavery, such as trafficking, forced marriage, forced marriage, children in armed conflict AND this NAP covers part or all of the period 1 February 2016 to 30 June 2017. NOT child labour NAPs, or broader human rights NAPs, women empowerment NAPs, unless they include a specific modern slavery section. NOT regional action plans, such as the Regional Action Plan to End Child Marriage in South Asia (developed with SAARC countries).
Researcher NotesIndicator met - there is a new national action plan adopted over recurring 2 year period
1.3.2 Government routinely uses the National Action Plan as a framework for reporting its actions 1
If yes to 1.2.1, the government releases annual reports against the National Action Plan, including process reviews of major anti-slavery initiatives, budgets/expenditures, and implementation plans for the following year/s. If no to 1.2.1, then this indicator cannot be met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - reports are released annually
1.3.5 Activities in the National Action Plan are fully funded 0
If yes to 1.2.1, there is evidence that there is a budget attached to the NAP and this is fully funded. Indicator still met if the NAP is part funded by government and part funded by IOs or NGOs, but that all activities are funded. NOT the activities are costed, but it is unclear where this money is coming from OR there are reports of significant gaps in funding that are not plugged by IOs, NGOs or other agencies. If no to 1.2.1, then this indicator cannot be met.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - the funding is sourced from the members of the Inter-agency council. Unclear if it is fully funded
2.1.1 Independent entity to monitor the implementation and effectiveness of National Action Plan exists 0
An independent entity is established to monitor the activities of the government in relation to its anti-modern slavery efforts. This body can be outside the NAP and does not have to focus solely on modern slavery. Independent entity can be an independent statutory body or individual or other third party that DOES NOT implement the government response to modern slavery. Examples would include a Human Rights Commission or National Rapporteur. NOT regional entities that inspect government responses, such as Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) in Europe.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - no information found
3.1.1 The government is involved in a regional response 1
The government is part of a regional response. A relevant regional body includes: - A body with more than two country representatives as members of the group, and - A focus on some form of modern slavery. The government must have signed onto, or have agreed to abide by, the shared values and objectives developed by the group (i.e. a code of conduct, an MoU on proposed outcomes, etc.).
Researcher NotesIndicator met- COE, OSCE and BSEC have taken some steps to combat modern slavery in the last year.
3.1.3 Agreements exist between the government and countries of origin and/or destination to collaborate on modern slavery issues 1
Agreements exist between governments of countries of origin and/or destination on modern slavery issues to collaborate on modern slavery issues. NOT labour migration agreements (covered under M3 3.2.6). NOT evidence of repatriation (covered under M3 3.2.1).
Researcher NotesIndicator met- an agreement on cooperation Protocols on fighting against THB between Turkey and Georgia exists. An agreement on continued cooperation in a case between Israel and Georgia exists. An agreement on maintaining contact with the authorities responsible for combating illegal migration and enabling early detection and prevention of illegal migration cases between Latvia and Georgia exists. An agreement on legal assistance in criminal matters between Armenia and Georgia exists. An agreement on cooperation in the fight against crime, including THB related cooperation between Georgia and Egypt exists.
3.2.1 The government cooperates with the government of the home country to facilitate repatriation 1
The government cooperates with home country for voluntary repatriation of foreign nationals. This could include repatriation mediated by IOM (MUST have evidence that police or government authorities refer victims to IOM) AND this has occurred since 30 June 2012. NOT evidence of deportation. Repatriation refers to the voluntary return of individuals to their home country with their consent. Deportation refers to the removal of individuals from a country without their consent.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - Georgia has a memorandum of understanding with the IOM to facilitate voluntary repatriation
3.2.4 Negative NEGATIVE Foreign victims are detained and/or deported for immigration violations 0
Foreign victims are detained in detention facilities or deported for immigration violations. Can include instances where victims are detained for a breach of visa conditions OR instances where foreign victims are deported to countries of origin without access to assistance. This occurred between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. Note: if victims are arrested for crimes committed while enslaved, please refer to Milestone 2, 1.4.2
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - no information found on deportation or detainment of foreign victims
3.2.6 Agreements exist between countries on labour migration, which provide protection for labour migrants 0
These agreements provide protection for labour migrants, NOT agreements regarding number of labour migrants sent/received. For countries that are part of the EU, membership is not sufficient to offer protection. Instead, please see whether national legislation has been harmonised with EU requirements under EU law. See Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) reports.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met: No information found on bilateral agreements on labour protections for migrant workers
Milestone 4Risk factors, such as attitudes, social systems, and institutions that enable modern slavery are addressed
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1.1.1 Government facilitates or funds non-prevalence research on modern slavery 0
Government funds or has been actively involved in research on any type of modern slavery, including responses to modern slavery, and the attitudes, social systems and institutions that place people at risk of modern slavery AND this has occurred at least once since 30 June 2012. Active involvement is defined as development of the research, participation in the research, or monetary or in-kind support. Modern slavery includes trafficking, forced labour, slavery, worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and use of child soldiers. NOT civil society conducts research without government involvement. NOT government conducts research on child labour. NOT government conducts prevalence research.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- no evidence of research being conducted, although it is planned for in law and NAPs
1.1.2 Government facilitates or funds research on prevalence or estimation studies of modern slavery 0
The government funds or has been actively involved in prevalence or estimation studies of modern slavery. AND this has occurred at least once since 30 June 2012. Active involvement is defined as development of the research, participation in the research, or monetary or in-kind support. Modern slavery includes trafficking, forced labour, slavery, worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and use of child soldiers. The research must provide estimations of the number of people in modern slavery. NOT civil society conducts research without government involvement.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- Georgia has not conducted research into prevalence of modern slavery
1.1.3 Government interventions that aim to address modern slavery are evidence-based 0
There is evidence that government interventions or programs are based on strategies or theories of change identified by research AND this has occurred since 30 June 2012. Evidence can include a broader government strategy that incorporates modern slavery research, the National Action Plan incorporates modern slavery research or that the National Action Plan or strategy is reviewed in line with recent modern slavery research.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- no evidence that research has been conducted, and that it informed policy
1.2.1 Awareness campaigns target specific known risks of modern slavery 1
Any awareness campaign implemented by the government that provides detailed information on how to avoid the risks of modern slavery AND has run at least once since 30 June 2012. Campaign can be implemented by the government with a partner NGO OR funded by the government and implemented by an NGO. These campaigns can include domestic violence, forced marriage, child marriage, the worst forms of child labour, child soldiers, and risky migration practices. NOT an awareness-raising, counter-trafficking campaign run by an international organisation. NOT promotion of the hotline - this is covered under Milestone 1, 1.1.1.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- the government has produced public information campaigns that target known risks
1.3.2 The government conducts labour inspections in the informal sector to identify cases of modern slavery 0
The government funds labour inspections that are conducted with specific intent of finding modern slavery victims in the informal sector. Government funding is defined as monetary or in-kind support. Informal sector includes workers in unregulated industries such as sex work, brick kilns, agriculture, fishing, and domestic work AND these inspections have occurred since 30 June 2012. NOT private companies conduct their own inspections. NOT labour inspectors are trained on modern slavery – this is covered under Milestone 1, 2.3.1.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- the labour inspectorate being reestablished, but no evidence that inspections have occurred
1.3.3 Affordable health care for vulnerable populations exists 0
Affordable health care includes the presence of state health care schemes, community health schemes, or financial assistance focused on providing access to health care for vulnerable groups. Health care is available for all and does not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, religious background, or geographic region. NOT health care is available for victims of modern slavery – this is covered under Milestone 1, 3.1.4. For example, if health care is too costly, thereby excluding certain groups, or health care is too centralised, thereby excluding certain geographical regions, please rate as indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- evidence that only 25% of Georgia can access health care.
1.3.4 Public primary education is available for all children regardless of ethno-cultural or religious background 1
Public primary education system exists. Education is available for all children and does not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, religious background, or geographic region. For example, if primary education is too costly, thereby excluding attendance by certain groups of children, or education is not available to certain groups (such as Roma) please rate as indicator not met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- affordable education exists for all in Georgia.
1.4.1 National laws criminalise corruption in the public sector 1
Public corruption is criminalised in legislation. Public sector includes government officials, including police, immigration, and border guards. Corruption includes, at a minimum, bribery of officials. Please refer to legislation, not to instances of combating corruption.
Researcher NotesIndicator met-corruption is criminalised by Articles 339 and 338 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
1.4.3 Negative NEGATIVE Reports of individual officials’ complicity in modern slavery cases have not been investigated 0
Any reports of individual officials’ complicity or corruption in modern slavery cases between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. Individual officials include: government officials, police, immigration officials, border guards, and labour inspectors. Excludes consular staff (covered by Milestone 4, indicator 1.7.5) MUST be related to modern slavery crimes (trafficking, forced labour, slavery, forced marriage, use of child soldiers, and worst forms of child labour). NOT evidence of general corruption of law enforcement. MUST refer to more than one report of complicity within the reporting period AND no steps have been taken to investigate these reports.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - No evidence found of corruption
1.5.1 Birth registration systems exist 1
The government funds or supports birth registration systems that cover the entire population. Can include systems which are implemented or funded by INGOs, but with government support. Government support is defined as development of the birth registration system, participation in the system, or monetary or in-kind support. Covering the entire population refers to the percentage of people who are registered. Indicator is not met if less than 95 percent of the population is registered, OR specific groups are missing. See UNICEF statistics and supplement with additional research on missing vulnerable populations. Vulnerable populations can include ethnic, cultural, or religious groups whose members do not have equal access to birth registration.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- birth registration is available for 100% of the population.
1.5.2 Systems are in place to allow asylum seekers to seek protection 1
There are policies and procedures in place that enable asylum seekers to access basic support and protection within a country’s borders. Services may be provided by IOs/NGOs with government support. Government support is defined as development of the asylum seeker system, participation in the system, or monetary or in-kind support. NOT asylum seekers are detained without access to services. NOT asylum seekers are deported without their claims being assessed. NOT asylum seekers claims are assessed outside of the country where they sought asylum.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- supports and protections exist for asylum seekers
1.6.3 Laws or policies state that private recruitment fees are paid by the employer, not the employee 0
Government legislation or policies state that recruitment fees payable to recruitment agencies are not charged to the employee (i.e. are paid by the employer, not employee). Please check Labour Code or Employment Act for this information
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- recruitment fees are high and can be as high as 1/3 year's salary
1.6.5 Labour laws extend to everyone, including migrant workers, domestic workers, and those in the fishing and construction sectors. 1
The legal definition of an employee includes all vulnerable workers, such as domestic workers, migrant workers, construction workers, maritime workers, etc. If the jurisdiction does not have a generic definition of an employee or a labour code, the information can come from NGOs, related legislation, or reports. NOT domestic workers are not explicitly mentioned in legislation. NOT labour protections do not cover fishermen in territorial waters. This indicator does not extend to army, judiciary and civil service – if these are NOT included, and all other groups are included, this is still indicator met.
Researcher NotesIndicator met - no categories of workers are excluded from the labour law
1.6.7 Negative NEGATIVE Patterns of abuse of labour migrants are institutionalised, or systematic and unchecked 0
Abuse of migrant workers is institutionalised, or systematic and not addressed. Institutionalised means that these practices are part of government policy, or that these patterns of abuse are systematic, and the government is taking little if any action to address this. Patterns of abuse includes multiple instances of the following: high recruitment fees, or high interest rates on fees making it impossible to pay them back, or withheld passports is a common occurrence by the majority of employers, or most workers have restrictions placed on their movement by their employers AND this occurred between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. NOT instances of these abuses are reported, but the government is taking action against these.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- no evidence found of widespread abuse of migrant workers
1.6.9 Negative NEGATIVE There are laws or policies that prevent or make it difficult for workers to leave abusive employers without risk of loss of visa and deportation 0
Any current specific government policy or law that leads to loss of visa or deportation of migrant workers (or specific groups of migrant workers, such as domestic workers) for leaving abusive employers AND current defined as operating between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017. NOT there is evidence of victims being deported for breach of visa conditions, but this does not occur as a direct result of government policy – this is covered under Milestone 3, indicator 3.2.4.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- no information found.
1.7.1 Government provides training on modern slavery for its consular staff 1
Government provides training for its embassy or consular staff before departure for a posting or during a posting AND this has occurred once since 1 February 2012. Definition of training includes formal in-person training or part of an online training program as part of broader curriculum on human rights or other training programs. Training can be provided by INGOs with government support (support defined as permission, development of the training, or monetary or in-kind support). NOT training manuals have been developed by INGOs, NGOs. NOT booklets with indicators of trafficking have been handed out to embassy staff.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- training has been provided to consular and diplomatic staff
1.7.2 Government provides identification documents and support travel arrangements for citizen return 1
Any citizen found to be exploited overseas can obtain documents from their own country or be facilitated with travel back to their country by their own government. These documents are normally given by a citizen’s embassies or consulates AND this has occurred at least once since 30 June 2012. This information can be found in modern slavery legislation, or on Ministry/Department of Foreign Affairs websites.
Researcher NotesIndicator met- citizens can access documents from the government
1.7.5 Negative NEGATIVE Diplomatic staff are not investigated for alleged complicity in modern slavery cases or abuse of victims 0
Diplomatic/embassy staff are complicit in the exploitation of nationals or abuse those who seek assistance at the embassy and no investigations have taken place AND this has occurred between 1 February 2016 and 30 June 2017.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- no information found.
1.8.1 Negative NEGATIVE State-sanctioned forced labour exists 0
Any form of state-sanctioned labour, where the government forced the whole population, or segments of it, to work under threat of penalty, and for which work people have not offered themselves voluntarily. Excludes compulsory military service, work which forms part of normal civil obligations of the citizen, or work performed in cases of emergency (such as war, fire, famine or flood).
Researcher NotesIndicator not met - no evidence of state sanctioned forced labour found
Milestone 5Government and business stop sourcing goods and services produced by forced labour
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1.1.1 Guidelines exist for public procurement officials 0
The government has drafted guidelines or an internal memo for public procurement officials that outline standards and/or operating procedures to prevent the purchase of public goods or services that involve modern slavery. These can be general guidelines on human rights that include sub-sections on modern slavery.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- although NGOs state that the government has taken action to investigate its own supply chains for evidence of modern slavery, no further evidence could be found. The Government has taken steps to make public procurement more transparent and open. All procurement contracts are available online
1.1.2 Public procurement policies and systems exist to minimise the risk of governments purchasing products tainted by forced labour 0
The government drafts and implements public procurement policies and standards that explicitly prohibit engaging businesses suspected of using forced labour or purchasing products that were made using forced labour. These policies can include inserting clauses in public contracts prohibiting the use of forced labour, directing that purchasing decisions not be made on price alone, outlining steps to be taken should a contractor be found to use forced labour, or requiring government contractors over a certain value to maintain compliance plans.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- although NGOs state that the government has taken action to investigate its own supply chains for evidence of modern slavery, no further evidence could be found. The Government has taken steps to make public procurement more transparent and open. All procurement contracts are available online
1.1.3 Annual reports on government action to prevent use of forced labour in public procurement are produced and publicly available 0
The government releases reports on activities taken to prevent use of forced labour in public procurement AND this has to have occurred since 30 June 2012. OR if the policy has been adopted since 1 February 2015, it is enough that reporting is stipulated as part of regulating compliance. The report can be on human rights but include a sub-section on modern slavery.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- although NGOs state that the government has taken action to investigate its own supply chains for evidence of modern slavery, no further evidence could be found. The Government has taken steps to make public procurement more transparent and open. All procurement contracts are available online
1.1.4 The government has provided training to public procurement officials on modern slavery 0
The government has provided training to procurement officials on what is modern slavery, how it is relevant to their role, and on existing government policies and their implementation. This training is provided face-to-face, or through online training modules, and has occurred at least once since 30 June 2012.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- although NGOs state that the government has taken action to investigate its own supply chains for evidence of modern slavery, no further evidence could be found. The Government has taken steps to make public procurement more transparent and open. All procurement contracts are available online
1.1.5 There is evidence that the government has taken remedial action where forced labour has been discovered 0
There is evidence that the government has worked with contractors that have been identified as having issues with use of forced labour to implement corrective action plans OR where the use of forced labour is prevalent and the contractor is unwilling to work with the government, there is evidence that the government has cancelled the contract AND this has occurred since 30 June 2012.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- although NGOs state that the government has taken action to investigate its own supply chains for evidence of modern slavery, no further evidence could be found. The Government has taken steps to make public procurement more transparent and open. All procurement contracts are available online
2.1.1 Laws or policies require businesses to report on their actions to implement risk minimisation policies 0
Legislation or policies require business to report on their actions to minimise risk of forced labour in their supply chain (e.g. the UK Modern Slavery Act requires businesses earning more than GBP36 million annually to report on their actions to combat modern slavery).
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- the government is showing interest in engaging with business regarding human rights, but no clear policies, including mandatory reporting, could be found
2.1.2 Governments have identified high-risk sectors and have taken action to work with these sectors to eradicate modern slavery 0
The government has collaborated with businesses to identify high-risk sectors and set up national sector-specific initiatives that support businesses to tackle modern slavery. These initiatives can be broader initiatives that cover sustainability, health and safety, etc., but must include some elements of tackling modern slavery. For example, the sustainable textile partnership in Germany.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- the government is showing interest in engaging with business regarding human rights, but no clear policies, including identification of high risk policies, could be found
2.1.3 Laws or policies allow governments to create a public list of businesses that have been found to tolerate slavery in their supply chains 0
The government has worked with businesses and NGOs to create a public list of businesses that have been found to tolerate forced labour in their supply chains AND/OR these businesses are prevented from accessing public funds. For example, the “dirty list” in Brazil.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- the government is showing interest in engaging with business regarding human rights, but no clear policies, including a public list, could be found
2.1.4 Governments implement a responsible investment reporting requirement for investment funds and banks headquartered in their country to ensure that investment does not support modern slavery 0
Investment funds and banks headquartered in the country MUST report on modern slavery risk in investments AND reporting must occur at least every two years. If policy is in place, there MUST be evidence that this has occurred since 30 June 2012 OR if the policy has just been adopted, it is enough that reporting is stipulated as part of regulating compliance. NOTE: There must be explicit mention of modern slavery NOT investment funds or banks have corporate social responsibility policies that require them to report on human rights UNLESS modern slavery forms part of this reporting.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- the government is showing interest in engaging with business regarding human rights, but no clear policies, including responsible investment reporting, could be found
2.1.5 Laws or policies prevent the import of goods and services made with forced labour 0
The government has prohibited the import of goods and services made with forced labour. For example, the US Tariff Act.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- the government is showing interest in engaging with business regarding human rights, but no clear policies, including preventing import of goods produced by forced labour, could be found
2.1.6 Laws are in place that make it a criminal offence for company directors or companies who fail to prevent modern slavery and fail to undertake reasonable due diligence in first tier supply chain. 0
Directors can be charged and prosecuted for slavery in first tier supply chains where it can be shown that due diligence has not occurred. This indicator measures the existence of this provision in legislation.
Researcher NotesIndicator not met- the government is showing interest in engaging with business regarding human rights, but no evidence of criminalisation of company directors could be found

Alongside country level data on modern slavery, the 2018 Global Slavery Index includes studies on specific countries. This year, we've focused on the top 12 global economies, providing information on the types of modern slavery and vulnerability factors affecting each of these countries, as well as the actions of the government. Each country study includes data on the greatest value imports at risk of being produced through forced labour as well as information on the statements being produced under the UK Modern Slavery Act. The studies conclude with a series of policy recommendations.