Justice

‘Someone helped me, so I would like to help someone else’, says survivor of modern slavery
|

‘Someone helped me, so I would like to help someone else’, says survivor of modern slavery

A man who was exploited for forced labour by his landlord and left homeless is now safe, free and is pursuing a career as a support worker. Eight months after being referred to Hope for Justice, Michal* says he can finally “see the light ahead of him”. Michal, who is in his early 40s, is…

ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024
| | |

ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024

ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024 October 5, 2022 • 12:42 pm • Terry FitzPatrick WASHINGTON – The scale of forced labor is increasing worldwide, and the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is recommending the U.S. government increase funding to meet the growing human…

Together we are a special Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force – Lewiston Sun Journal
|

Together we are a special Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force – Lewiston Sun Journal

I’m encouraged by the opportunity to write about human trafficking in previous articles and that many people have reached out with questions and suggestions. “What we do as individuals is important. What we do as individuals collectively is even more important.” Together we are a Special Task Force. The first question was, “How do I…

How sex trafficking survivors, law enforcement are working to combat an 'invisible crime'
|

How sex trafficking survivors, law enforcement are working to combat an 'invisible crime'

Sex trafficking in Minnesota is a crime hiding in plain sight. “I was exploited into sex trafficking at the age of 14,” says Flora Whitfield, with the trafficking survivor-led support group Breaking Free. “A kid that is a runaway will be more likely to be picked up by a trafficker before law enforcement within 48…

Texas Man Sentenced To Over 21 Years For Sex Trafficking A Minor From Texas To Florida
| | |

Texas Man Sentenced To Over 21 Years For Sex Trafficking A Minor From Texas To Florida

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven today sentenced Jamel Muldrew (34, Houston, Texas) to 21 years and 10 months in federal prison for sex trafficking a minor, enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, use of a facility of interstate commerce in aid of racketeering, and interstate transportation of a person…

Government prepared to block modern slavery survivors to prevent ‘bogus’ claims
|

Government prepared to block modern slavery survivors to prevent ‘bogus’ claims

Difficulty in disclosing and proving one’s exploitation is a major stumbling block for victims of trafficking. Many people are not capable of communicating their situation until well after they’ve entered the UK. Critics of the NRM see this as proof they are lying. This scepticism is reflected in the language of Part 5 of the…

Slave-Free Alliance seminar inspires businesses to build resilience against modern slavery
|

Slave-Free Alliance seminar inspires businesses to build resilience against modern slavery

Dozens of professionals joined together to share their insights on how they are taking steps to mitigate the risks of modern slavery and labour exploitation in their operations and supply chains. A total of 120 people – representing 65 organisations – attended a full-day event hosted on 29th September by Slave-Free Alliance, an international social…

Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press
| | | | | | | | | | |

Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press

Note: A complete summary of today’s Third Committee meetings will be available on Tuesday, 4 October. Briefing DELPHINE SCHANTZ, of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), expressed her agency’s support for Member States in their fight against drugs, corruption, terrorism and organized crime, including crimes that affect the environment, and cybercrime.  Championing…

Modern slavery is not a legal loophole
|

Modern slavery is not a legal loophole

By Adam Hewitt, Head of Digital and Communications at Hope for Justice In August, we responded to an article in the Telegraph in which former immigration minister, Chris Philp, described modern slavery legislation as a loophole in the UK’s immigration system   ‘I saw case after case where serious foreign criminals – including sadistic rapists and…

Justice Ministry launches national referral mechanism to combat human trafficking – Jordan
|

Justice Ministry launches national referral mechanism to combat human trafficking – Jordan

AMMAN — The Ministry of Justice on Monday launched the “National Referral Mechanism and Standard Operating Procedures in Dealing with Human Trafficking Cases”. The mechanism was announced during a conference held in Amman in the presence of government officials and ambassadors, as well as representatives of local and international non-profit organisations. Deputising for Minister of…