Migration

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

Two charged with human trafficking of undocumented migrants at Delimara
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Two charged with human trafficking of undocumented migrants at Delimara

A court has denied bail to two men accused of criminal conspiracy and human trafficking in connection with the arrival of 10 undocumented Bangladeshi nationals at Delimara in September. Four Syrian men, who were arraigned separately, received suspended sentences after pleading guilty to related charges. Inspector Karl Roberts and Lydon Zammit issued criminal conspiracy and…

Vienna Conference against Human Trafficking in October – Vindobona.org
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Vienna Conference against Human Trafficking in October – Vindobona.org

The Vienna Conference against Trafficking in Human Beings, which has evolved from the series of annual events held on the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day, will take place this year on October 13, once again in a hybrid format. This conference has been organized since 2007 in cooperation with the Vienna Institute for International…

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

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

Entebbe Airport acquires equipment to curb human trafficking – Daily Monitor
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Entebbe Airport acquires equipment to curb human trafficking – Daily Monitor

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has acquired digital equipment that is intended to augment awareness raising against trafficking in persons (TiP) at Entebbe International Airport. The equipment worth Shs113 million which includes 14 flat screen displays, 14 uninterruptible power supply systems, and storage devices with audio-visual messages, was donated to UCAA by the International Organisation…

Quebec votes, sex workers challenging Criminal Code : In The News for Oct. 3
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Quebec votes, sex workers challenging Criminal Code : In The News for Oct. 3

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 3 … What we are watching in Canada … Quebecers are heading to the polls today after a five-week provincial election campaign dominated by issues…

Alberta commits $20.8 million over the next four years to fight human trafficking
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Alberta commits $20.8 million over the next four years to fight human trafficking

EDMONTON – The Alberta government is providing $20.8 million over the next four years to implement recommendations from a star-led task force on human trafficking. Country singer Paul Brandt, chair of the Alberta Human Trafficking Task Force, personally thanked Premier Jason Kenney during the funding announcement Sunday at Edmonton International Airport for his willingness to…

'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO
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'Real People That We Care About Are Being Exploited' – POLITICO

MEDFORD, ORE. — Early on a warm August morning in 2021 — as helicopters and drones hovered overhead — three women huddled under a sheet of plastic in a southern Oregon greenhouse. Outside, state, federal and county law enforcement were raiding the massive unlicensed cannabis farm where the women had worked for two months. Officers…