Working together to end modern slavery – Home Office

Posted March 16th, 2017 in bills, reports, speeches, trafficking in human beings, universities, victims by tracey

‘Home Secretary’s keynote speech at event on role of financial institutions in disrupting human trafficking.’

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Home Office, 15th March 2017

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Sports Direct modern slavery brothers jailed – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2017 in fraud, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Two brothers who trafficked 18 people from Poland to the UK and conned and threatened them have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2017

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Gangmasters agree to pay more than £1m to settle modern slavery claim – The Guardian

‘A Kent-based gangmaster couple have agreed to a landmark settlement worth more than £1m in compensation and legal costs for a group of migrants who were trafficked to work on farms producing eggs for high street brands.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2016

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Gangmasters agree payout worth more than £1m to settle modern slavery claim – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2016 in compensation, costs, gangmasters, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A Kent-based gangmaster couple have agreed to a landmark settlement worth more than £1m in compensation and legal costs for a group of migrants who were trafficked to work on farms producing eggs for high street brands.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2016

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Alleged people smuggler to be extradited to Greece – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in conspiracy, extradition, news, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A man accused of being part of an illegal people smuggling ring will be extradited to Greece from the UK, a judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2016

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Child trafficking: Scores missing from UK care homes – BBC News

‘Trafficked children and unaccompanied child asylum seekers are going missing from UK care homes at “an alarmingly high rate”, two charities have said.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2016

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Man convicted of aiding illegal entry into the UK – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 31-year-old man has been jailed for six months after he pleaded guilty to arranging the illegal entry into the United Kingdom of two Iraqi nationals from France.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd November 2016

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Five Czechs jailed for trafficking vulnerable men into UK – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2016 in conspiracy, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Five members of a Czech family have been jailed for after being convicted of trafficking vulnerable men into Britain and forcing them to do hard, humiliating work.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2016

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Police not recording most UK slavery cases as crimes, says report – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2016 in crime, news, police, reports, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘UK police forces are failing victims of modern slavery by not recording what happens to them as crimes, meaning many cases are never investigated, the independent anti-slavery commissioner has said in his first annual report.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2016

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Men sentenced over illegal supply of migrant workers in East Anglia – The Guardian

‘Two brothers who acted as illegal gangmasters in Wisbech have been given two-year prison sentences suspended for two years at Cambridge crown court.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2016

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Slavery reports rise fivefold, Salvation Army says – BBC News

‘The Salvation Army says it has seen nearly a fivefold rise in the number of slavery victims it has helped in England and Wales since 2012.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2016

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Two people smugglers jailed – Home Office

Posted August 18th, 2016 in immigration, press releases, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Two people who attempted to smuggle an Albanian man into the UK via the Channel Tunnel have been jailed for a total of 6 years.’

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Home Office, 16th August 2016

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Law firms urged to lead fight against modern slavery – Legal Futures

Posted August 16th, 2016 in human rights, law firms, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Law firms should be at the forefront of the fight against modern slavery, both in terms of their own impact as businesses and advising clients on meeting their human rights obligations, the Law Society has urged.’

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Legal Futures, 16th August 2016

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New powers to tackle slavery at sea – Home Office

‘Safeguarding Minister Sarah Newton announces the commencement of new powers in the Modern Slavery Act.’

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Home Office, 8th August 2016

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Franca Asemota sentenced to 22 years for trafficking women and girls from Nigeria – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A trafficker threatened to use “juju magic” against the women and children she helped to bring into Europe for forced prostitution has been sentenced to 22 years imprisonment today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th August 2016

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Modern Slavery Act 2015 review: one year on – Home Office

‘An independent review into the effectiveness of the criminal justice provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 one year after coming into effect.’

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Home Office, 31st July 2016

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Former British judo champion jailed for attempting to smuggle Albanian asylum seekers into UK – The Independent

Posted July 29th, 2016 in asylum, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A former judo champion who represented Great Britain has been jailed for attempting to smuggle Albanian migrants into the UK.’

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The Independent, 29th July 2016

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Prosecutions for people-smuggling into UK rise by 50% – The Guardian

‘The number of people prosecuted for smuggling illegal immigrants into Britain in their vehicles has risen by more than 50% in a year, according to new figures. ‘

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The Guardian, 4th July 2016

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Court finds UK gangmaster liable for modern slavery victims – The Guardian

‘A British company has been found liable for the first time for victims of modern slavery in a landmark high court judgment.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2016

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Got needs that need assessing – Nearly Legal

‘Smajlaj, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Waltham Forest [2016] EWHC 1240 (Admin). What is the extent of the duty under section 192 Housing Act 1996? This duty, owed to those who are homeless and eligible, not intentionally homeless, but not in priority need, has tended to amount to little more than the Local Authority handing over a leaflet and/or list of letting agents. But this judicial review, unusually, involves a consideration of fulfilment of the duty.’

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Nearly Legal, 29th May 2016

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