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The Statutory Defence for victims of human trafficking- how does it work?

24th Jun 2019
Anonymous (not verified)

What is the statutory defence and why was it introduced?

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MPs want further improvements to help tackle modern slavery

21st Jun 2019
James Mildred

During a Westminster Hall debate on Wednesday, MPs called on the Government to make certain improvements in how modern slavery in England and Wales is addressed. 

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Human Trafficking in Northern Ireland - A sad reality

18th Jun 2019
Anonymous (not verified)

Human Trafficking is a serious crime which sadly is a reality in Northern Ireland. Potential victims of trafficking have been found in towns and cities in this jurisdiction.

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First ever victim cleared of criminal convictions under NI’s human trafficking legislation

17th Jun 2019
James Mildred

Last Friday (14 June), a Vietnamese man became the first ever person to be cleared of criminal charges under NI’s landmark Human Trafficking legislation, successfully overturning a previous Home Office ruling.  

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Prime Minister unveils news measures to tackle modern slavery

11th Jun 2019
James Mildred

Theresa May has unveiled new measures to tackle the scourge of modern-day slavery.

Modern slavery victims being sent back to homes they were abused in

4th Jun 2019
James Mildred

The Home Office has been accused of failing to provide safe housing for victims of modern slavery after they are released from immigration detention.

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Record number of modern slavery cases involving children

22nd May 2019
James Mildred

The Police are currently investigating a record number of modern slavery cases involving children, according to a new report released today.

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Trafficked women in almost every Scottish town

21st May 2019
James Mildred

Vulnerable women are being sexually exploited in almost every Scottish town, according to a Scottish Government-backed anti-trafficking group.

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Modern Slavery laws used to convict gang members in landmark case

15th May 2019
James Mildred

In a landmark case, three gang members from London have been convicted of human trafficking offences after they used children to transport and sell drugs in Hampshire.

Northern Ireland: 59 human trafficking cases investigated last year

23rd Apr 2019
James Mildred

Police in Northern Ireland investigated nearly 60 cases of human trafficking/modern slavery last year, according to recently released figures.

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