18 October 2012

Anti-Slavery Day: One victim of child sex trafficking is one too many

Article from the Independent discussing why there are so few convictions for trafficking in the UK. Suggests that there is a prioritisation of cutting immigration, so victims tend to be treated as a target for deportation rather than the victim of a crime. In the case of children, the word of an adult is always preferred, as in the emerging controversy over allegations about Jimmy Savile. Finally the legal framework is not fit for purpose.


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