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United Kingdom

Kieran Guilbert

Britain must boost support for modern slaves, court rules

18 Apr 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Survivors of modern slavery in Britain should no longer have support cut off six weeks after they are officially recognized as victims by the government, the High Court ruled on Wednesday.

UK royal, US ambassador tout tech tools to tackle human trafficking

08 Apr 2019

VIENNA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's Princess Eugenie and U.S. anti-trafficking Ambassador John Richmond joined forces on Monday, calling for technologies from smartphone apps to blockchain to disrupt the modern-day slave trade as more victims worldwide are exploited online.

UK royal, US ambassador tout tech tools to tackle human trafficking

08 Apr 2019

VIENNA, April 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's Princess Eugenie and U.S. anti-trafficking Ambassador John Richmond joined forces on Monday, calling for technologies from smartphone apps to blockchain to disrupt the modern-day slave trade as more victims worldwide are exploited online.

Show don't tell - governments urged to lead way on tackling slavery

27 Mar 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments should set an example to business by rooting out labor abuse in the supply chains that make up trillions of dollars worth of state contracts, civil servants and anti-slavery campaigners told a conference on Wednesday.

Target traffickers' cash to compensate victims, lawmakers urge UK

21 Mar 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police and judges in Britain must do more to seize human traffickers' illicit gains and ensure that victims receive financial compensation under the country's anti-slavery law, politicians said in a review of the legislation on Thursday.

Drug gangs drive huge rise in UK child slavery cases

20 Mar 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Modern slavery cases involving British children doubled in 2018 as criminal gangs exploit and use more young people to deal drugs, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Wednesday.

Migrant workers face abuse, slavery threat in post-Brexit Britain

19 Mar 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Migrant workers coming to Britain after Brexit for temporary jobs in farming, construction and cleaning risk being exploited and falling into modern slavery under government plans to minimize labor shortages, according to labor rights experts.

UK urged to back law to help trafficking survivors win justice

14 Mar 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Survivors of modern slavery in Britain should be allowed to remain in the country for a year to recover and help bring traffickers to justice, campaigners said on Thursday as they urged the government to back a proposed law supporting victims.

Europe accused of failing UK-bound children trafficked from Vietnam

07 Mar 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of children trafficked to Britain from Vietnam are being abused and exploited while traveling through Europe as governments pass the buck on their protection amid growing anti-immigration sentiment, three charities said on Thursday.

UK anti-slavery agency offers carrot before stick to businesses

05 Mar 2019

LONDON, Mar 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Businesses in Britain seeking to tackle labor abuses and modern slavery in their supply chains should feel able to speak out without fearing unduly harsh punishments, the new head of the nation's anti-slavery agency has said.

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