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Slavery & Trafficking

 Archbishop reflects in ZanzibarThe violation of human rights

 Prior to the Archbishop's ordination in 1979, John Sentamu criticised Idi Amin’s regime for its violation of human rights. The Archbishop’s sentencing of Amin's soldiers led to his arrest and departure from Uganda to the UK in 1974. He has since acted as an Adviser to the Stephen Lawrence judicial inquiry in 1997-1999. The Archbishop has campaigned for the abolition of all forms of slavery and has consistently spoken out on issues such as human trafficking, sex trafficking, child slave labour.

 This section contains details of the Archbishop’s views on a number of issues relating to slavery and human trafficking.