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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sexual slavery rife in Democratic Republic of the Congo, says MSF | Global development |

Source: Global development |

Healthcare professionals working for Médicins sans Frontières in the gold and diamond mining regions of Okapi forest, Orientale province, say they have treated hundreds of women who had been seized from villages and held as sex slaves, many of whom have life-threatening injuries from sustained abuse. Men and children are also being kidnapped and made to work in the mines.


Human trafficking activists welcome supreme court ruling on compensation | Law |

Human trafficking activists welcome supreme court ruling on compensation | Law |

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Campaigners against human trafficking have welcomed a supreme court ruling that victims are entitled to compensation for mistreatment even if their entry into the UK was illegal.
The unanimous judgment overturns a decision by the court of appeal that had deprived a young Nigerian woman of an employment tribunal award against her former employer.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Special Issue: “Trafficking in Persons” (Journal of Intercultural Studies) | Research on Human Trafficking

Source: Research on Human Trafficking:


  1. Natividad Gutiérrez Chong, Jenny Bryson Clark
  2. Jenny Bryson Clark, Denese McArthur
  3. Sasha Poucki, Nicole Bryan
  4. Shobha Hamal Gurung
  5. Arun Kumar Acharya
  6. Natividad Gutiérrez Chong
  7. Douglas Lorman

Understanding the economics of human trafficking


Tackling human trafficking in Europe requires a more in-depth knowledge of its causes. Well aware of this knowledge gap, the European Commission is funding the FP7 project TRACE, a two-year initiative which kicked off in May 2014 and aims to better understand the perpetrator and the victims as well as investigating how the recruitment process takes place.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

U.S. Admits Modern-Day Slavery Exists at Home | American Civil Liberties Union

Source:  American Civil Liberties Union:

By Jennifer Turner, Human Rights Researcher, Human Rights Program, ACLU

Some of America's most vulnerable workers are victims of modern-day slavery, and the government knows it. What's worse: These workers are protecting U.S. military and economic interests – but the U.S. isn't protecting them.
In its annual Trafficking in Persons Report, released Friday, the State Department acknowledged that trafficking and forced labor still exist in America. The report includes several examples: abuse of third-country nationals trafficked to work on military bases, migrant domestic workers subjected to forced labor by diplomats and international organization personnel, and temporary guest workers in a variety of industries forced to work under horrifying conditions with nowhere to turn. While it's important that the report stresses there's more the U.S. government can do to stem trafficking in America, it offers nothing new and recycles much of its findings and recommendations from past years — recommendations that still haven't been fully implemented.