Report: Czech Republic has Europe’s third worst level of modern slavery

The Czech Republic has the third worst situation in Europe when it comes to modern slavery, according to a report by the Walk Free Foundation. The human rights group says there are almost 38,000 people in the country who can be regarded as modern-day slaves. The Walk Free Foundation includes in its definition of modern slavery forced work, the sale or abuse of children, debt bondage in which children are forced to work for adults to whom their parents owe money and trafficking in people. In Europe, only Albania and Montenegro received a lower rating in the Global Slavery Index, while Hungary tied with the Czech Republic in third.

Author: Ian Willoughby