Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking

New South African Human Trafficking Resource Line

New South African Human Trafficking Resource Line An important milestone to combat human trafficking in South Africa has been reached. On 30 August 2016, the new South African National Human Trafficking Resource Line (NHTRL) was launched. It is tipped by local organisations to not be just another helpline to report human trafficking? In addition to …

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Culture, Context and International Cooperation: Day 2 of the Summer Symposium

Culture, Context and International Cooperation: Day 2 of the Summer Symposium Less than halfway through the CCARHT Summer School Symposium, a theme that strongly emerged was how broad and far reaching human trafficking is, whilst simultaneously being so distinctive in comparison to other crimes. It is broad and far reaching in the sense that it …

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What’s in a Name? Trafficking in a world of Modern Slavery – CCARHT Summer Symposium

CCARHT Summer Symposium What’s in a Name? Trafficking in a world of Modern Slavery “The discussion around Human Trafficking has been led by the law…but only a multi-disciplinary, culturally contextual approach will truly enable use to understand the causes and find effective solutions.” Dr. Carrie Pemberton Ford On Monday the 1st of August, the Cambridge …

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Top TiP from the US 2016 – Ask the right questions

“If there is a single theme to this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report,” announced Secretary of State John F Kerry in the presentation of the fresh off the presses 2016 TIP report, “it is the conviction that there is nothing inevitable about trafficking in human beings. That conviction is where the process of change …

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TEAMWORK – Multi-agency co-operation what is working

Labour Trafficking and Multi Agency Cooperation TEAMWORK! A recent report from the Netherlands just out – TEAMWORK – is a comprehensive tool kit, designed to strengthen multidisciplinary cooperation against trafficking for labour exploitation in the EU. The report was developed in co-operation with a panel of experts gathered from Luxembourg, Slovakia and Malta, (countries which …

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A year in focus – March 2015-2016

A Year in Focus – March 31st 2016 – Transparency, Supply Chains, and the Modern Day Slavery Act 2015.   The year in focus in this instance is based on the anniversary of March 2015. For in this particular month – on the 26th March 2015, the UK government initiated through legislation, a deviation from …

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South African life imprisonment for child trafficker

Our thanks to Advocate Beatri Kruger who works in at the Free State University in South Africa for the following update on South Africa where the legislature is developing its response to Human Trafficking – she informs us about the following news released yesterday. Human trafficker Adina dos Santos was sentenced to life imprisonment at …

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Texas gears up to Superbowl and trafficking risk

There is a “looming potential explosion of human trafficking around the Super Bowl,” Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was reported as saying by Newsweek yesterday. Certainly there is strong evidence that during the Superbowl when over 100,000 fans descend on the designated city, cases of super-exploitation within the sex industry arise, and within that mix …

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Major legal aid provider hit by slow Government payments.

On the 15th June 2010 – yesterday the Trustees of Refugee and Migrant Justice (RMJ) signed papers to place the charity into administration as a result of a cash flow problem created by late payment of legal aid by the Legal Services Commission. The administrators, BDO, will this afternoon on the 16th June 2010 assume …

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