Rochdale child sex abuse: six men charged – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2016 in child abuse, news, rape, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Six men have been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rochdale.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2016

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Briton avoids jail after trying to smuggle Afghan child into UK – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 15th, 2016 in children, immigration, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Former soldier Rob Lawrie admitted he had been ‘stupid’ but told a French court he ‘could not leave’ four-year-old girl behind after repeated pleas from her father.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2016

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Acting in historical sex abuse trials: Oliver Saxby QC provides an insight into the challenges involved – 6 Pump Court

‘In this series of case studies Oliver Saxby QC analyses three very substantial historical sex abuse trials in which he was involved over the last 12 months, each of which ended with successful outcomes: R v Bodnar and others at Canterbury Crown Court, in which he led for the defence; R v Singh and others at the Central Criminal Court, in which he led for the Crown; and R v Carragher and others at Leeds Crown Court, in which he led for the defence.’

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6 Pump Court, 6th January 2016

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New anti-slavery helpline launched with £1m from Google – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2015 in crime, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by sally

‘Home Office to launch new hotline based on US model, announces Home Secretary Theresa May.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2015

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Couple jailed after keeping man as slave for 24 years – The Guardian

Posted December 8th, 2015 in news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A couple who kept a man in servitude for almost a quarter of a century after illegally bringing him to Britain have been jailed for six years each.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2015

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Perivale doctor and nurse guilty of keeping man as slave for 24 years – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2015 in child cruelty, immigration, news, passports, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A doctor and his nurse wife have been found guilty of keeping a man as a slave for 24 years at their home.’

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BBC News, 17th November 2015

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Statute, sentencing and procedure – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The 2015 statutory onslaught on criminal lawyers continued through the summer. On 17 July, section 28 and schedule 5 to the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 were brought into force.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th October 2015

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‘Witchcraft’ abuse cases on the rise – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2015 in child abuse, news, statistics, trafficking in human beings, witchcraft by sally

‘Child abuse linked to exorcism and witchcraft accusations is on the rise, figures obtained by the BBC suggest.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2015

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Part 6 of the Immigration Bill – Free Movement

‘The second reading of the Immigration Bill in the House of Commons is today. We have seen how even more appeals will be out of country under its regime, and the greater powers given to immigration officers under Part 3. Part 6 – including Schedules 7 and 8 – offers a mix of provisions, including ensuring the UK complies with international law on blacklisted persons and introduces civil penalties for aircraft and airport managers if they do not ensure people go through control zones. The final section gives a raft of new powers to immigration officers (where have we seen that before?), this time to intercept and detain boats suspected of carrying undocumented migrants, and to arrest anyone suspected of facilitating illegal migration in to the UK.’

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Free Movement, 13th October 2015

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Regina (SF) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted October 8th, 2015 in human rights, immigration, law reports, trafficking in human beings by sally

Regina (SF) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 2705 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 395

‘When the court was considering a challenge to a gateway decision as to whether a person, especially a child, was a victim of human trafficking, it had to adopt a more rigorous or searching level of scrutiny of that decision as opposed to the ordinary test of Wednesbury reasonableness. The decision had to show by its reasoning that every factor which told in favour of the alleged victim had been properly taken into account.’

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WLR Daily, 30th September 2015

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Should Britain pay reparations for slavery? – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2015 in compensation, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘As David Cameron’s visit to Jamaica becomes dominated by the question of reparations, our panellists discuss whether Britain needs to atone financially for its role in slavery.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2015

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David Cameron rules out slavery reparation during Jamaica visit – BBC News

‘David Cameron has ruled out making reparations for Britain’s role in the historic slave trade and urged Caribbean countries to “move on”.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2015

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Family jailed for trafficking Hungarian women for prostitution – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2015 in conspiracy, news, prostitution, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A family who trafficked and enslaved two Hungarian women to force them into prostitution have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2015

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Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC working to identify 100 police officers – The Guardian

‘Investigators looking at how the police treated complaints of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham say they are now working to identify more than 100 officers.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2015

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Slavery: How women’s key role in abolition has yet to receive the attention it deserves – The Independent

‘The journey of Mary Prince from the salt ponds of Bermuda to a cause célèbre in early 19th-century Britain came at unbearable personal cost. Torn from her family in a slave auction and routinely beaten while naked, she was brought to England by her owners after years of brutality on Caribbean plantations.’

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The Independent, 23rd August 2015

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Maidstone gangmaster firm sued by ‘slave’ workers – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2015 in compensation, delay, gangmasters, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Six men are suing a former gangmaster after they were trafficked to work as chicken-catchers on UK farms.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2015

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Anti-slavery powers come into force in England and Wales – BBC News

‘Key parts of new legislation to combat slavery in the UK – including life sentences for those guilty of people trafficking – have come into force in England and Wales.

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BBC News, 31st July 2015

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Regina v Ali (Yasir) and another – WLR Daily

Regina v Ali (Yasir) and another [2015] EWCA Crim 1279; [2015] WLR (D) 327

‘A car journey of a few miles constituted “travel”, within section 58(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, for the purposes of the offence of trafficking within the United Kingdom for sexual exploitation.’

WLR Daily, 17th July 2015

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Theresa May unlawfully detained potential trafficking victims, court rules – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2015 in detention, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘The home secretary, Theresa May, failed to protect three potential victims of trafficking who were locked up in an immigration detention centre, a high court judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2015

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Sex gang victim escapes six years of exploitation to see captors jailed – The Independent

‘Members of an international sexual exploitation ring were jailed on Thursday after one victim escaped and told police of her horrific six-year ordeal at their hands.’

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The Independent, 17th July 2015

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