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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Slavery checks not fit for purpose at UK firms, report says – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2017 in employment, forced labour, news, reports, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘UK businesses are running the risk of employing forced labour because they do not know enough about their staff, researchers have warned.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2017

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LASPO cuts leave thousands of lone migrant children at ‘serious risk’, says Children’s Society – Legal Voice

Posted September 6th, 2017 in children, immigration, legal aid, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘The LASPO ‘safety net’ was leaving thousands of lone migrant children at ‘serious risk’, according to a report published by the Children’s Society last month. As a result of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, support for all non-asylum immigration claims was cut subject to its controversial exception case funding (ECF) scheme.’

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Legal Voice, 5th September 2017

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Attempted people smuggler jailed – Home Office

Posted August 29th, 2017 in attempts, immigration, press releases, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A man from London has been jailed for attempting to smuggle an Iraqi national through the Channel Tunnel.’

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Home Office, 23rd August 2017

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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 – 11 KBW

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in employment, legislation, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“MSA”) came into force on 29 October 2015. It seeks to address the growing scourge of forced labour and human trafficking within these shores. It does so by creating various criminal offences in relation to holding another person in
slavery or servitude or requiring them to perform forced labour, and also in relation to the movement of persons with a view to exploiting them. However, MSA also has a broader aim. Part 6 of MSA contains provisions requiring transparency in supply chains. Businesses above a specified level of turnover are required to provide a statement setting out the steps taken in the course of a financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of its supply chains.’

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11 KBW, 14th August 2017

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Civil servant kept woman from Nigeria in ‘domestic servitude’ – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in civil servants, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A civil servant and her husband kept an African woman in servitude at their home, a judge has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2017

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Three men jailed for running cannabis factory in ex-nuclear bunker – The Guardian

‘Three men have been jailed for their part in running a vast underground cannabis farm in a former nuclear bunker in Wiltshire, staffed by young Vietnamese workers who were held in slave-like conditions.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2017

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Urgent research needed into ‘boyfriend model’ of sex abuse, say experts -The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sexual grooming, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Calls are being made for urgent research into the “boyfriend model” of sex abuse that was used by the Newcastle sex trafficking network and others in high-profile grooming scandals.’

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The Guardian, 10th August 2017

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Tens of thousands of modern slavery victims in UK, NCA says – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2017 in forced labour, news, statistics, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Modern slavery and human trafficking is far more prevalent than law enforcement previously thought, with a recent crackdown lifting the lid on the “shocking” scale of the crime and potentially tens of thousands of victims in the UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.’

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The Guardian, 10th August 2017

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