Archive for the 'trafficking in human beings' Category

Sex trafficking victim gets damages from Home Office – BBC News

“A Moldovan woman who was a victim of sex trafficking and forced into prostitution has obtained substantial damages from the Home Office.”

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BBC News, 11th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Home Office urged to halt deportation of Ghanaian sex trafficking victim – The Guardian

“A charity is calling on the Home Office to halt the forced deportation of a trafficked Ghanian woman who was forced into prostitution and who is HIV positive.”

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The Guardian, 1st April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman used as ‘slave’ wins case against former hospital director – The Guardian

“A former hospital director has been convicted of trafficking a woman from Tanzania to Britain and using her as a ‘slave’, in the first case of its kind to come before a court.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Coalition to scrap sex trafficking safeguards – The Independent

“Government to close special police units and rebuff EU moves to protect victims and target criminal gangs.”

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The Independent, 6th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Father and son convicted of trafficking women into UK prostitution – The Guardian

“A father and son were today convicted of trafficking women into Britain from Romania and forcing them to work as prostitutes.”

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The Guardian, 18th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v M(L) and Others; Regina v Tabot; Regina v Tijani – WLR Daily

Regina v M(L) and Others; Regina v Tabot; Regina v Tijani [2010] EWCA Crim 2327 ; [2010] WLR(D) 266

“Where a person was a victim of human trafficking, for the purposes of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS No 197), and whilst retaining some nexus with the trafficking committed an offence which arguably called, in the public interest, for prosecution, the decision whether to prosecute depended on whether the offence committed was serious enough to call for prosecution, which in turn depended on all the circumstances of the case, the gravity of the offence alleged, the degree of continuing compulsion, and the alternatives reasonably available to the defendant. The prosecution was not obliged by art 10 of the Convention to advise a defendant’s solicitors of the availability of human trafficking referral agencies or to refer a represented defendant to those agencies, unless there were something unusual about the defendant’s case, but were obliged to remind the defendant’s solicitors of the existence of those agencies.”

WLR Daily, 25th October 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Newhaven people smugglers jailed – UK Border Agency

“A couple who tried to smuggle 2 illegal immigrants into Britain in the boot of their hire car have been jailed.”

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UK Border Agency, 21st October 2010

SOurce: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk


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