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Prevention of human trafficking must begin before the border

The fight against human trafficking must begin before the border, writes IPPR research assistant Brhmie Balaram.

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Human trafficking isn’t just about immigration

New work from the IPPR tells us the real state of human trafficking in the UK.

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Cuts to detection and protection undermine fight against trafficking

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.

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The horror of human trafficking, the “modern form of slavery”

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.

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Government opts out of EU human trafficking directive

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.

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Coalition confusion over EU human trafficking directive

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.

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Coalition still planning to opt out of directive on human trafficking

The prime minister today insisted the Government was uncompromising in its position on cracking down on human trafficking.

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