The fight against human trafficking must begin before the border, writes IPPR research assistant Brhmie Balaram.
New work from the IPPR tells us the real state of human trafficking in the UK.
The government’s commitment to trafficked people has again been questioned after it emerged funding has been denied to a pioneering charity, reports Claire French.
After months of opposing the European Union’s Directive on Human Trafficking, the UK government recently backtracked and decided to sign up, with both Labour and the Liberal Democrats praising the u-turn and equally claiming credit for the rethink; Claire French reports.
After months of confusion and mixed messages the government today opted out of new European Union rules to crack down on human trafficking, reports Shamik Das.
After giving the concrete answer of ‘no’ when asked whether the government would be signing the European directive on human trafficking just three months ago, is the coalition on the brink of doing an about turn? Last month, Home Office minister Lynne Featherstone told the Commons that the coalition had “decided not to opt in to the European directive at the moment”; yet last week, Solicitor General Edward Garnier seemed certain that the directive had in fact already been signed.
The prime minister today insisted the Government was uncompromising in its position on cracking down on human trafficking.