Supreme Court set to rule on rights of trafficked Nigerian girl – The Independent

‘The UK’s highest court will rule on a landmark decision of whether illegal immigrants should be deprived of fundamental workers’ rights, following the appeal of a Nigerian national who was trafficked into the UK. Judges from the Supreme Court, including Britain’s most senior female judge Lady Hale, will deliver the verdict on Wednesday in a case which could set an important precedent for the rights of workers found to be treated as modern-day slaves.’

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The Independent, 27th July 2014

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Human trafficking gang jailed – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in conspiracy, gangs, news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Four men and a woman have been jailed for conspiring to traffic women into the UK for sexual exploitation.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2014

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Peterborough ‘Facebook grooming’ sex attackers jailed – BBC News

‘Two sex attackers from Peterborough who targeted teenage girls via Facebook have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2014

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Dreams Come True charity: Human trafficker jailed for three years – The Independent

Posted June 19th, 2014 in news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A woman who trafficked vulnerable Lithuanian workers to Bristol locked them in a squalid house and forced them to hand out charity collection bags for little or no pay has been jailed for three years.’

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The Independent, 18th June 2014

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Slavery victims in Britain to be eligible for reparations from traffickers – The Guardian

‘Victims of “modern slavery” are to become eligible for compensation and reparations from their traffickers, in recognition of the exploitation and loss of dignity they have suffered, the home secretary, Theresa May, is to announce.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2014

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Woman guilty of luring ‘vulnerable’ girls into prostitution – BBC News

‘A woman who used drugs and alcohol to lure “weak and vulnerable” girls into a life of prostitution has been found guilty of running a child sex ring.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2014

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Human trafficking: exercise discretion on a case-by-case basis – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 21st, 2014 in bills, forced labour, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Slavery is a term of the highest evocative order. The almost universal abhorrence that this term elicits is due, in large part, to the imprint on the modern psyche caused, not by images of those responsible for the slave trade, but by images and tales of their victims.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 20th March 2014

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Home Secretary speech at National Crime Agency leadership event – Home Office

‘Speech given by Home Secretary Theresa May on 17 March 2014 at National Crime Agency leadership event.’

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Home Office, 18th March 2014

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Over 140 children identified as sex slaves in 2013 – The Independent

Posted February 18th, 2014 in children, news, statistics, trafficking in human beings, victims by sally

‘More than 140 children were identified as being trafficked for sexual abuse last year as the numbers of people rescued from being held as slaves soared by nearly half.’

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The Independent, 18th February 2014

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Derby human traffickers jailed for more than seven years – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2014 in news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Two brothers have been jailed for trafficking 12 Czech and Slovak men into the UK to exploit them for wages and benefits.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2014

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Cellar girl case rapist Ilyas Ashar has sentence increased – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2014 in appeals, news, rape, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A couple who trafficked a 10-year-old girl to the UK and kept her as a servant for almost a decade have had their sentences increased.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2014

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Court of Appeal finds rape and human trafficking sentences unduly lenient -

Posted February 5th, 2014 in appeals, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Manchester couple who kept vulnerable woman as unpaid domestic servant see sentences increased.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 4th February 2014

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Man and woman jailed for trafficking two prostitutes – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2014 in news, prostitution, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A man and a woman have been jailed for trafficking two Czech women to Cardiff to work as prostitutes.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2014

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Gang guilty of trafficking 50 women for sexual exploitation in UK – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2014 in conspiracy, gangs, news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Five members of a prostitution racket, which flew more than 50 young women into the UK from Hungary and set them up in airport hotels, student accommodation and suburban homes, have been convicted of conspiring to traffic people into the UK for sexual exploitation.’

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The Guardian, 7th January 2014

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Four jailed over human trafficking of woman to Kent – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2013 in conspiracy, news, rape, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Four people have been jailed for their role in the trafficking and sexual exploitation of an Eastern European woman brought into Kent.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2013

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Trafficking victims forced into crime are let down by police, report reveals – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2013 in children, crime, news, reports, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘Trafficking victims who are forced into crime are being let down by the UK authorities, who are failing to stop them being prosecuted, a new report warns.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2013

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Modern slavery white paper published – Home Office

Posted December 16th, 2013 in bills, imprisonment, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A flagship Bill to tackle modern slavery, the first of its kind in Europe, was published today by the Home Secretary Theresa May.’

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Home Office, 16th December 2013

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Government’s Modern Slavery Bill will ‘fail victims and spare criminals’ – The Independent

Posted December 16th, 2013 in bills, consultations, news, police, reports, trafficking in human beings, victims by sally

‘The Government’s Modern Slavery Bill is being rushed through Parliament without proper consultation and will offer almost no help to the victims of the crime, sources close to the process have told The Independent on Sunday.’

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The Independent, 14th December 2013

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Slavery – then and, yes, now – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted December 3rd, 2013 in false imprisonment, human rights, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘The recent story of three women being freed after an alleged 30 years held captive in a South London house has aroused enormous public interest. It is a shocking example of modern day slavery. Perhaps it is so shocking because we assume that the very practice of slavery no longer exists here; that it lives on only in the history books.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 2nd December 2013

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London slaves: the day they escaped suburban ‘jail’ after 30 years – Daily Telgraph

Posted November 22nd, 2013 in news, trafficking in human beings, women by tracey

‘It was, in the words of one charity boss, “just an ordinary house in an ordinary street”. Yet behind its doors, unbeknown to neighbours going about their daily lives, the elderly home owners were allegedly keeping three women as slaves in conditions that belonged to the pre-Victorian age.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2013

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