Human Trafficking

Old Chestnuts revisited : the link between quality Victim Support and effective Prosecutions

As the old year turned into the new, a significant report emerged at Westminster which is worth the consideration of all those working in the fight against Human Trafficking in all its manifestations. One of the concerns which the former Anti Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland expressed around the UKs response to the growing number of …

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Faith based communities – agents for improved civil society response?

  It is often argued that religion should steer well clear of politics and the economy – yet when it comes to Human Trafficking communities of faith have been deeply immersed in developing practical steps to respond to the cataclysm this represents to Human lives. These immediate steps of response – the steps which Christian …

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The Central Mediterranean Route and the ‘LARS’ proposal

Since 2011, Italy has been the locus of a massive rise in onward migration from North Africa, sourced from across the sub-Sahel, as well as from South and Central Asia, and the horn of Africa. In 2016 there were 181,436 arrivals in Italy by sea. Of these there was an estimated 30,000 minors present in …

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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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