UK not doing enough to combat human trafficking and domestic slavery – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 29th, 2012 in forced labour, human rights, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“The European Court of Human Rights recently held that the UK was in breach of Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights by failing to have specific legislation in place which criminalised domestic slavery.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th November 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Prosecuting human trafficking and slavery, the law and the UK response – Solicitor General, Oliver Heald QC MP

Posted October 30th, 2012 in forced labour, news, prosecutions, trafficking in human beings by sally

Prosecuting human trafficking and slavery, the law and the UK response

Solicitor General, Oliver Heald QC MP

Bradford University, 29th October 2012

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Extraordinary rendition, forced labour, and evidence obtained by torture – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 18th, 2012 in evidence, forced labour, human rights, news, rendition, torture by sally

“There are three cases, among the many decided by the Court in the past few weeks, which I would like to highlight. They deal with testimony potentially obtained through torture, forced labour and extraordinary rendition respectively.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th October 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Unpaid work schemes ruled lawful as high court rejects Poundland case – The Guardian

“Government back-to-work schemes criticised as ‘forced labour’ were ruled lawful by the high court on Monday.”

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The Guardian, 6th August

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Couple jailed for forcing destitute men into servitude – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2012 in assault, forced labour, news, sentencing, travellers by sally

“A husband and wife who ‘brutally manipulated and exploited’ destitute men by forcing them into servitude have been jailed for 11 years and four years respectively.”

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The Guardian, 12th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Four found guilty of forcing vulnerable men into servitude – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2012 in assault, forced labour, news, travellers by tracey

“Four members of Traveller family convicted of controlling, exploiting, verbally abusing and beating men for financial gain.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Unpaid work schemes breach human rights, claim lawyers – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2012 in benefits, employment, forced labour, human rights, news by sally

“Mandatory unpaid government work schemes that last up to six months should be declared illegal because they are a form of forced labour, lawyers acting for the unemployed argued on Tuesday.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

HIV expert jailed for keeping woman as slave in London flat – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2011 in assault, forced labour, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

“An HIV expert has been jailed for keeping a 21-year-old woman as a slave.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Authorities failing to enforce law aimed at tackling sex with trafficked women – The Guardian

“The failure of police and prosecutors to enforce a law that criminalises men who pay for sex with trafficked women is jeopardising the attempt to tackle human trafficking into Britain.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v K – WLR Daily

Regina v K [2011] EWCA Crim 1691; [2011] WLR (D) 231

“Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour were core elements of the criminal offence of trafficking into the United Kingdom for exploitation and failing to remunerate at the national minimum wage was not determinative of guilt.”

WLR Daily, 8th July 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Solicitors battle to continue forced marriages work – The Independent

Posted August 16th, 2010 in forced labour, law firms, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

“A firm of solicitors is fighting to continue its work helping victims of forced marriages after being told it no longer qualifies for legal aid funding.”

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The Independent, 13th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ministers back ‘anti-slavery law’ – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2009 in forced labour, news by sally

“Ministers are to legislate to outlaw employment practices which campaigners say amount to modern-day slavery.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Anti-slavery laws’ before Lords – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2009 in false imprisonment, forced labour, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“The House of Lords is expected to vote later on proposed new laws for England and Wales to deal with what campaigners are calling modern-day slavery.”

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BBC News, 26th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk