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Local Human Trafficking Task Force, Arrests Highlighted In Documentary

The 'Too Close to Home' documentary, which looks at the problem of human trafficking in the Tampa Bay area, premieres at 9 p.m. Sept. 26.<p><i>This article</i> …

Human Trafficking Documentary Featuring Local Authorities to Air on PBS

The 'Too Close to Home' documentary, which looks at the problem of human trafficking in the Tampa Bay area, premieres at 9 p.m. Sept. 26 on</i> …

Scotland's human trafficking bill could make it a 'beacon to the world'

It's a cold March morning in Aberdeen. A woman in her mid-20s is shopping in a department store. After an hour she leaves without purchasing anything. As she walks up the street, she is stopped by two police officers and asked to open her handbag. Inside they find stolen perfume and jewellery. She …

Franco Orr gets 18 months in human-trafficking case

The Filipina nanny at the centre of a landmark human-trafficking case says she is pleased with the 18-month jail sentence handed down to her former employer, calling it an encouraging sign for other exploited workers.<p>"Now, I feel great, because I feel I have justice," Leticia Sarmiento said outside …

Human trafficking: stories from the frontline

Friday is world anti-slavery day, dedicated to raising awareness of people trapped in forced labour, manifestations of which are often referred to as modern-day slavery. To mark the day, we asked campaigners and activists around the world to nominate examples of campaigns or individuals that have …

London's 'shadow city' of human trafficking

Andrew Boff on the ubiquity of human trafficking:<p>Most London residents imagine that it does not touch directly on their lives - that the exploitation takes place in brothels run by foreign gangs controlling foreign women. But it's nearer than they think.If you have had an Irish or Eastern European …

New Tech Shines Light on Human Trafficking in Supply Chains | The Takeaway | WNYC

KnowTheChain.org is an online resource that lists which businesses have a policy against human rights abuses in their supply chains. Lori Bishop, …

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Europe urged to follow Italy's lead on people-trafficking

European countries should learn from Italy and establish penal codes "fit for the mafia" to get to grips with people-trafficking organisations responsible for enslaving nearly one million people on the continent, according to a report by the European parliament.<p>The report by the parliament's …