Government defeated again in Lords over child refugees – BBC News

‘The government has been defeated again in the House of Lords over calls to take in child refugees from Europe.’

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BBC News, 26th April 2016

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Woman forced to live like slave by husband says sentence too lenient – The Guardian

Posted April 5th, 2016 in domestic violence, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A woman whose former husband became the first Briton convicted of keeping their spouse in domestic servitude has called for police to be better trained in understanding such crimes, saying she had to “literally beg” officers to take her away to a refuge.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2016

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British man faces jail after keeping wife as a slave – The Independent

‘A Londoner who brought his Pakistani bride to the UK to use her as a slave and beat her so badly she tried to end her life faces jail.’

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The Independent, 27th March 2016

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MoJ to urgently review legal aid for trafficking victims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in judicial review, legal aid, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice will urgently review its provision of legal aid for people bringing claims for compensation against their traffickers, in response to a judicial review of the current scheme.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 21st March 2016

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Trafficking prosecutions rise following new laws – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2016 in forced labour, news, prosecutions, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Prosecutors from across the UK have signed up to new commitments to tackle human trafficking and exploitation. It comes as figures suggest trafficking prosecutions in England and Wales have increased since the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in April.’

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BBC News, 26th February 2016

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People-trafficking victims with children are ‘overlooked’ – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2016 in children, news, reports, trafficking in human beings, victims by sally

‘Victims of people trafficking who are pregnant or have children have had their needs “systematically overlooked” in the UK, a report has suggested.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2016

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Virginia Mantouvalou: Modern Slavery? The UK Visa System and the Exploitation of Migrant Domestic Workers – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted February 18th, 2016 in employment, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings, visas, women by sally

‘Since 2012 migrant domestic workers arrive in the UK under very restrictive visa conditions. The Overseas Domestic Worker visa does not permit them to change employer and ties them to the employer with whom they arrived for a non-renewable period of six months. Domestic workers, particularly when they live in the employers’ household, are a vulnerable group of workers. They are also often excluded from labour protective laws. The UK visa has been heavily criticised by many for creating further vulnerability, and has even been linked to slavery. Between 15,000 and 16,000 such visas are issued each year, according to the Home Office, which does not provide any further information on arrivals but produces data on the nationality of the employers. About 80 per cent come from a very small number of countries in the Middle East.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 16th February 2016

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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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