Human trafficking

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Ethiopians found in Malawi mass grave thought to have suffocated
Bodies tentatively identified as adults being secretly transported to South Africa on perilous ‘southern route’

Jason Burke in Johannesburg and Charles Pensulo in Lilongwe

01, Nov, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Young girls being sold in India to repay loans, says human rights body
Notice issued to Rajasthan state government demanding police inquiry into ‘abominable’ practice

Amrit Dhillon in Delhi

28, Oct, 2022 @9:52 AM

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The Home Office is hindering efforts to tackle modern slavery | Letter
Letter: Reclassifying the horrific crime as an illegal immigration issue benefits no one, least of all the victims, says Mary Creagh


25, Oct, 2022 @5:36 PM

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Home Office reclassifies modern slavery as illegal immigration issue
Exclusive: Charities working with victims say it should not be taken away from the safeguarding minister

Emily Dugan

13, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Number of potential trafficking victims locked up in UK triples in four years
NGOs say Home Office is detaining more trafficking victims as figures show vast majority of claimants are genuine

Diane Taylor

03, Oct, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Ireland must step up fight against human trafficking, experts say
Council of Europe report criticises lack of convictions over trafficking for labour exploitation

Lisa O'Carroll

28, Sep, 2022 @3:41 PM

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Fifty million people now trapped in modern slavery in a ‘surge of exploitation’
New estimates say the past five years has seen 10m more people enslaved and millions more children forced into early marriage

Annie Kelly

12, Sep, 2022 @12:36 PM

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Should Shamima Begum be allowed to return to the UK to argue her case?
A new book says Met police knew she was helped to join IS by a Canadian spy, reinforcing concerns she was victim of trafficking

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

31, Aug, 2022 @5:53 PM

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Home Office accused of deliberately leaving anti-slavery post unfilled
Exclusive: This week marks four months with no independent commissioner, creating a ‘vacuum’ of oversight, say campaigners

Emily Dugan

29, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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UK’s people trafficking referrals at record high, Home Office data shows
Government’s system for potential trafficking victims to access support had 4,171 referrals from April to June

Diane Taylor

11, Aug, 2022 @1:29 PM

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Child trafficking victims like Mo Farah are not getting a fair hearing | Letters
Letters: One reader says the government seemed determined to deport a trafficking victim they knew, while David Westlake says it is rare for survivors’ voices to be heard


18, Jul, 2022 @5:20 PM

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Farah case highlights fate of less famous victims of trafficking
Home Office accused of prioritising exceptional cases in immigration decisions

Emily Dugan and Diane Taylor

14, Jul, 2022 @1:09 PM

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