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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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New crackdown on sex slave trade – The Independent

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“A new campaign against criminals who force trafficked women into the sex trade will be launched today.”

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The Independent, 3rd October 2007

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No extra funds to fight sex-traffickers – The Times

Posted October 1st, 2007 in news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“The Government will ask police to tackle sex-trafficking next week but is refusing to provide extra funds for the fight against the fastest-growing area of organised crime.”

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The Times, 29th September 2007

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Men who buy sex could face prosecution – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2007 in news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Ministers are considering proposals to prosecute men for buying sex in a new effort to curb the demand for prostitution, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 10th September 2007

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Child trafficking advice issued – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2007 in children, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Professionals working with children in Wales are to be issued with guidance on how to pick up on child trafficking.”

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BBC News, 28th August 2007

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Crackdown pledged on sex with trafficked women – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2007 in news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“The government will ensure that the ‘fathers, brothers and husbands’ who have sex with trafficked girls are prosecuted, Harriet Harman vowed yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2007

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Children smuggled into UK for sex abuse and slavery – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2007 in children, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“The trade in hundreds of children smuggled into the UK for sexual exploitation, drug smuggling, under-age marriage, street crime and domestic slavery was exposed last night in a government report. The Home Office-commissioned survey identifies 330 cases of suspected or confirmed victims of trafficking – most of them from China or from Africa – but warns of an ‘unknown quantity’ that have not come to the attention of the authorities.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2007

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Related link: A scoping project on child trafficking in the UK (PDF)