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Kieran Guilbert

Too many modern slaves left in limbo, warns new UK anti-slavery chief

08 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must improve its handling of thousands of suspected modern slaves whose lives are "on hold" as they wait to learn if they will be recognized as victims and granted extra support, the country's new independent anti-slavery commissioner said.

Exclusive: UK found sending home dozens of slavery victims despite re-trafficking fears

06 Aug 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain has sent home or aided the return of dozens of slaves to trafficking hotspots including Albania, Nigeria and Vietnam in recent years, raising concerns this put people at risk of being re-trafficked due to a lack of support in their home countries.

Boon, not burden: more support for ex-slaves seen boosting UK economy

17 Jul 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Giving more support to survivors of modern slavery and allowing them to remain in Britain for a year could boost the economy by millions of pounds, university researchers said on Wednesday.

UK aims to uncover more traffickers with new modern slavery research center

09 Jul 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is aiming to uncover the true scale of modern slavery and expose more trafficking networks through the creation of a 10 million pound ($12.5 million) research center involving academics, charities and firms, the government said on Tuesday.

Big clothes brands found to fall short of own fair wage promises

30 May 2019

LONDON, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's top clothing brands are failing to fulfil their own promises to pay workers a fair living wage that covers basic family needs, academics and activists said on Thursday.

Don't settle for simple in slavery cases, urges top UK cop

24 May 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain should use the full force of the law against human traffickers and avoid settling for the "simplest route" in court, said a police chief who described getting victims to speak out as an obstacle to securing more prosecutions.

No sirens, no drama: UK goes softly, softly to net human traffickers

23 May 2019

BIRMINGHAM, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The officers arrived quietly at the house in central England - no need for a battering ram, a knock on the door sufficed.

UK urged to sharpen slavery law to target business and help children

22 May 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Punishing businesses that fail to tackle modern slavery, providing better support for child victims, and holding the government to account topped the agenda in a review on Wednesday intended to improve Britain's landmark anti-slavery legislation.

UK urged to 'lead by example' on slavery as top state suppliers flout law

20 May 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is failing to lead by example in efforts to stop modern slavery as nearly a third of the government's top suppliers are flouting a landmark anti-slavery law, analysts said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-UK urged to 'lead by example' on slavery as top state suppliers flout law

20 May 2019

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is failing to lead by example in efforts to stop modern slavery as nearly a third of the government's top suppliers are flouting a landmark anti-slavery law, analysts said on Monday.

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