H.R.2522 - Congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery Act

To establish a congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To establish a congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery. as introduced.
  • Short: Congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery Act as introduced.

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Congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery Act - Defines \"modern-day slavery.\" Establishes a congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-day Slavery which shall: (1) study matters relating to modern-day slavery; (2) review programs of relevant governmental age

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Congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery Act - Defines \"modern-day slavery.\" Establishes a congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-day Slavery which shall:
(1) study matters relating to modern-day slavery;
(2) review programs of relevant governmental agencies;
(3) examine efforts by foreign countries and multilateral organizations to combat modern-day slavery; and
(4) convene additional experts from nongovernmental organizations as part of the Commission's review. States that the Commission shall:
(1) advise Congress on how the United States could support efforts to eradicate modern-day slavery;
(2) evaluate comparative strategies to prevent modern-day slavery, rescue and rehabilitate its victims, and prosecute traffickers and increase accountability within countries;
(3) examine the economic impact on communities and countries that demonstrate measured success in fighting modern-day slavery;
(4) evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. laws prohibiting the importation of goods produced through forced labor or child labor;
(5) evaluate U.S. trade policy's effect on modern slavery, including a list of the 10 countries with the highest number of slaves within their borders; and
(6) evaluate U.S. government procurement policies regarding slave-made goods or services. Terminates the Commission 90 days after submission of a report required under this Act.

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