Human trafficking

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7 Prisoners review – a powerful tale of slavery in modern-day São Paulo
An impoverished teen seeks to escape the clutches of a human trafficker in Alexandre Moratto’s complex drama

Wendy Ide

07, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Unsafe conditions and low pay for migrants on Irish fishing boats exposed
Study prompts call for reforms to safeguard conditions of fishers from countries including the Philippines, Egypt, Ghana and Indonesia

Ella McSweeney

20, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Brexit and UK immigration policy ‘increasing risks to trafficking victims’
Damning report highlights greater risk of EU worker exploitation and vulnerability of undocumented migrants

Diane Taylor

20, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Thousands of potential trafficking victims held in immigration centres, data shows
UK’s ‘detain first, ask later’ approach is hampering state’s ability to identify victims, say charities

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

18, Oct, 2021 @7:26 AM

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Italy using anti-mafia laws to scapegoat migrant boat drivers, report finds
A decades-long policy of criminalising asylum seekers is filling prisons with innocent men, according to analysis by rights groups

Lorenzo Tondo

15, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Home Office planned speedy removal of Vietnamese trafficking victims
Documents seen by Guardian refer to fast-track system not intended to be used in trafficking cases

Diane Taylor

27, Sep, 2021 @9:55 AM

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Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’
Droughts and floods forcing workers from rural areas, leading to their exploitation in cities, report warns

Sarah Johnson

20, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Live animal exports are being used as cover by smugglers, say NGOs
Huge vessels used to transport farm animals are an attractive option for criminals smuggling drugs, arms and people

Sophie Kevany

18, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Spain urged to act over ‘shameful’ toll of migrants dying en route to country
‘Catastrophic’ year at Spanish borders with 2,087 dead or missing on sea crossings in six months to June

Sam Jones in Madrid

07, Jul, 2021 @2:48 PM

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Four out of five rejected trafficking claims were overturned in UK last year
Newly obtained Home Office figures raise concerns that poor decision-making is putting lives at risk

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

02, Jul, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Home Office must compensate trafficked women for lack of childcare, court rules
Two mothers from Albania brought the case after their children had to be at appointments where abuse details disclosed

Diane Taylor

24, May, 2021 @3:49 PM

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‘We thank your government for our full pockets’ – Calais smugglers speak
As the UK pours millions into security measures, migrants say the gangs who control the Channel just get more powerful

Mathilda Mallinson

10, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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