Sex trafficking victims win record payout – The Independent

Posted February 20th, 2009 in damages, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Four Eastern European women kept as sex slaves have won more than £600,000 damages against a people trafficker and his wife who imprisoned and abused them in brothels across London.”

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The Independent, 20th February 2009

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Pair jailed over sex trafficking – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2008 in news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Two people have been jailed for their part in the trafficking and exploitation of women for sex in Kent.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2008

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Outlawed: sex with trafficked prostitutes – The Independent

Posted November 19th, 2008 in news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Hundreds of thousands of men who buy sex risk acquiring a criminal record under plans set out today to clamp down on prostitution.”

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The Independent, 19th November 2008

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Catching up with the ‘internet pimps’ – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2008 in internet, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Nine people from Thailand have been jailed for up to two-and-a-half-years for their part in exploiting women who were advertised in ‘online brothels’. They are thought to have made millions of pounds from women trafficked from Asia to the UK for use in the sex trade.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2008

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Brothel bosses jailed for up to 14 years – The Independent

Posted November 4th, 2008 in news, prostitution, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

“A gang of ‘callous’ sex traffickers and brothel bosses, who subjected a terrified teenager and a young mother to a nightmare of ‘sex slavery’, were jailed for up to 14 years each today.”

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The Independent, 4th November 2008

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Regina v O – Times Law Reports

Regina v O

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Those who prosecuted defendants charged with immigration offences who might be victims of people-trafficking must be aware of the protocols in relation to such victims enshrined in the Code for Crown Prosecutors; defence lawyers must make inquiries if there was credible material showing that their client might have been such a victim, especially if the client was young.”

The Times, 2nd October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Sex with trafficked women to be criminalised – The Independent

Posted September 22nd, 2008 in news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“A clampdown on kerbcrawlers and men who pay for sex with trafficked women has been launched by Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary.”

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The Independent, 22nd September 2008

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Unpaid servant lived in cupboard – BBC News

“A woman who smuggled an unpaid servant into the UK and forced her to sleep in a cupboard has been jailed for two and a half years at Harrow Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 4th September 2008

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18,000 women and children trafficked into UK sex trade – The Independent

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Up to 18,000 females, including girls as young as 14, are working in brothels across Britain after being smuggled into the country to meet the booming demand for prostitutes. Police, unveiling the results of the largest ever crackdown on people smuggling yesterday, revealed that nearly five times more women than previously thought are working under duress in massage parlours and suburban homes.”

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The Independent, 3rd July 2008

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Illegals firms named and shamed – BBC News

Posted June 19th, 2008 in immigration, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Companies that employ illegal immigrants are to be named and shamed in a further attempt to crack down on people smuggling.”

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BBC News, 19th June 2008

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Woman jailed for smuggling baby – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2008 in children, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“A Nigerian woman has been jailed for 26 months for bringing a child illegally into the UK.”

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BBC News, 16th May 2008

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Pressure grows for guardians to protect trafficked children – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2008 in children, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Leading politicians from the three main parties are putting pressure on the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, to halt the disappearance from care of hundreds of suspected victims of child trafficking.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2008

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Rape warning for men paying for sex – Reuters

Posted May 6th, 2008 in news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Posters will appear in clubs and pubs from Monday warning men against paying for sex in brothels with exploited or trafficked women.”

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Reuters, 5th May 2008

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Targeting clients to fight prostitution – Reuters

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“The rise of international sex trafficking is causing many countries to rethink their laws on prostitution and re-examine legal frameworks that for decades have treated the purchase of sex as a social nuisance or ‘victimless crime’.”

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Reuters, 22nd April 2008

Source: www.reuters.com

Anti-trafficking drive launched – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2008 in news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“A campaign urging people to be more aware of human trafficking will be formally launched later.”

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BBC News, 29th January 2008

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Trafficked children in care after police raid on “Fagin gangs” – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2008 in children, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Twenty-five people were arrested in dawn raids yesterday as police tried to shut down a gang which trafficked children from Romania and forced them to steal and rob on the streets of London.”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2008

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People-smuggling gang jailed after five-year investigation – The Times

Posted January 22nd, 2008 in news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“A people-smuggling gang that organised the illegal immigration of thousands of Indians into Britain, the US and Canada has been smashed after a five-year investigation.”

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The Times, 22nd January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Home Secretary Moves to Ratify the Council Of Europe Convention Against Trafficking in 2008 – Home Office

Posted January 15th, 2008 in press releases, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, today announced her intention to ratify the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking by the end of the year. Ratification of the Convention against Trafficking will be yet another milestone in the Government’s concerted strategy to protect the victims of trafficking and bring to justice those that exploit them.”

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Home Office press release, 14th January 2008

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

‘Sex slaves’ win cash in landmark legal deal – The Observer

Posted December 17th, 2007 in compensation, news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Sex slaves smuggled into Britain are set to receive millions of pounds for their ‘pain and trauma’ after a groundbreaking government decision to compensate victims of people trafficking.”

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The Observer, 16th December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sex trafficking victims rescued by police may face deportation – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2007 in deportation, news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Some victims of sex traffickers rescued from prostitution in a new national police crackdown will face deportation, the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, said yesterday. Ms Smith described sex trafficking as a ‘modern-day form of slavery’ but said she could not give an across-the-board guarantee that those rescued would not face deportation as illegal migrants.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk