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South East MEP to launch report into human trafficking

South East MEP Catherine Bearder has announced she will be launching a European Parliament report looking into the implementation of the EU's human trafficking law: 'Human trafficking is on the rise across Europe but still not enough is being done to crack down on this vile trade and ensure victi

How Employers Can Prepare For The Modern Slavery Act

Employers will soon be required to publish a modern slavery statement setting out how they protect against slavery in their supply chains.

The UK's new immigration bill creates perfect conditions for slavery to thrive

By creating a ‘hostile environment’ for undocumented migrants, Britain is enabling exploiters to control victims and silence those who complain.

Fortress Calais: UK, France to build police outpost to tackle human traffickers

Britain is to build a police command center in the French port town of Calais.

Human traffickers jailed for selling women into sham marriages in Britain

 

Two human traffickers were jailed after selling Eastern European women to Asian men.  

The Lithuanian ‘slaves’ highlight the holes in Britain’s anti-trafficking strategy

The British government’s estimate is that there are 10,000 to 13,000 people in forced labour in the UK.

Men trafficked from Vietnam to grow Marijuana in UK failed by system, says top human rights lawyer

 Vietnam was among the top five countries adult and child slaves are brought from to the UK. 

In the autumn the UK's independent anti-slavery commissioner, Kevin Hyland, will lead a fact-finding mission to Vietnam.

BBC News with our Director, Tatiana Jardan, on enforcement of Modern Slavery Act

Today, the first group of legal provisions from the Modern Slavery Act (2015) come into force.

UK companies to produce anti-slavery supply chain reports, says UK PM

Companies with turnover of more than £36 million will have to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement, under a clause in the Modern Slavery Act.

Anti-slavery powers come into force in England and Wales

Key parts of new legislation to combat slavery in the UK - including life sentences for those guilty of people trafficking - have come into force in England and Wales.

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