Nottingham modern slavery brothers ordered to repay £167k – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in confiscation, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Two brothers jailed for modern slavery have been ordered to repay £167,650 in criminal gains.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2018

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Modern slavery victims ‘hidden in plain sight’, councils warn – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2018 in news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Householders could “unwittingly” be hiring victims of modern slavery to wash their cars, paint their nails or lay their drives, councils are warning.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2018

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Brexit Custom Laws Could ‘Slash Human Rights’ – Rights Info

‘New trade laws, which could allow ministers to water down or repeal equality laws altogether, are being debated in the House of Commons today.’

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Rights Info, 8th January 2018

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Trio who used trafficked girls to work in nail bars jailed under slavery laws – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2018 in news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A woman and man who forced children trafficked from Vietnam to work in nail bars in the UK have been jailed under modern slavery legislation. Police say it is the first time a successful prosecution involving children has taken place since the laws were brought in two years ago.’

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The Guardian, 2nd January 2018

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Modern Slavery guidance – Sentencing Council

Posted December 20th, 2017 in press releases, sentencing, sexual offences, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Explanatory guidance for sentencing offences of sexual exploitation under section 2 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has now been included in the Sexual Offences guidelines.’

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Sentencing Council, 19th December 2017

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Wendy Thomas jailed for people smuggling to UK – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2017 in news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A woman who hid three people in a car and tried to drive them into the UK has been jailed for people smuggling.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2017

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Pair guilty of human trafficking after drugs raid in UK legal first – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2017 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, gangs, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Two gang members who ran a so-called “county line” drug network have been convicted of human trafficking in the first case of its kind.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2017

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Two convicted of Modern Slavery Act offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two people who arranged for underage girls to be trafficked for sexual exploitation have been convicted of offences under the Modern Slavery Act today (21 Nov).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st November 2017

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Man jailed for four years for running prostitution ‘sexual conveyor belt’ – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2017 in imprisonment, news, prostitution, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A dog breeder who made more than £100,000 by trafficking women on to a “sexual conveyor belt” across England and Wales has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2017

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Police forces failing to tackle modern slavery in UK, report shows – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2017 in news, police, reports, trafficking in human beings, victims by sally

‘Police forces are failing to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking because the cases are too difficult and senior officers believe the public lack sympathy for the victims, a highly critical report has found.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2017

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Reyes v Al-Malki – Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in diplomats, immunity, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously found that a former diplomat would not be entitled to diplomatic immunity in relation a claim of human trafficking brought by a domestic worker because the worker’s employment and alleged treatment would not constitute acts performed in the course of the diplomat’s official functions (within the meaning of Articles 31(1)(c) and 39(2) of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations).’

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Blackstone Chambers, 18th October 2017

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‘Absolutely unacceptable’: UK accused of failing to protect domestic workers – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2017 in employment, forced labour, news, trafficking in human beings, visas by sally

‘Campaigners have warned that thousands of foreign domestic workers remain enslaved behind the closed doors of some of Britain’s wealthiest neighbourhoods after the government failed to implement safeguards designed to protect them from abusive and exploitative employers.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2017

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Domestic workers win supreme court case against Saudi diplomat – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2017 in appeals, diplomats, immunity, news, Supreme Court, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Two domestic workers who say they were exploited by a Saudi diplomat in London have won a major victory in the supreme court after judges ruled that their employer was no longer protected by diplomatic immunity.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2017

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Modern slavery referrals up 300% in UK due to improved identification – The Guardian

‘There has been a 300% increase in the number of victims of modern slavery referred for support in the past six years, and a huge increase in the number of men from Vietnam trafficked to work in illegal cannabis farms.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2017

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UK government pushes for compliance with Modern Slavery Act – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK government has amended its guidance over how companies and other organisations should show they have taken steps to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in their business and supply chains.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th October 2017

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Human trafficking trio guilty of running sex ring – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2017 in news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Three people have been found guilty of running a prostitution network described as a “sexual conveyor belt” by a judge.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2017

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Modern slavery trial judge investigated over Traveller comments – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2017 in complaints, families, gipsies, judges, judgments, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A crown court judge is being investigated over comments he made about the Traveller community when sentencing 11 members of the same family for modern slavery offences.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2017

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Caseload almost doubles at UK antislavery body as remit widens – The Guardian

Posted September 25th, 2017 in forced labour, gangmasters, licensing, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘The UK’s antislavery body has launched 185 investigations since May, nearly double its total for the whole of last year, after assuming powers that allow it to look beyond the food and farming sector.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2017

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People smuggling gang members jailed – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2017 in conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Six members of a “professionally organised criminal organisation” who profited from human trafficking have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Rooney traveller family jailed for modern slavery offences – BBC News

‘Nine members of a traveller family who kept workers in squalid conditions in caravans have been jailed for modern day slavery offences.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2017

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