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Kaine Agary on the global response to human trafficking – what governments and organisations are doing

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To understand the depth of the problem of human trafficking requires accurate data showing the incidences of trafficking, from recruitment to transit and eventual destination. Unfortunately, because of the secrecy around human trafficking and the disempowerment of the victims, it is difficult to get accurate data. Despite the lack of data, it is undeniable that human trafficking is inextricably linked …

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Kaine Agary on human trafficking laws and legal challenges

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Slavery, exploitation and involuntary servitude are issues that have plagued humanity for centuries. In the last century at least, there has been a global recognition of the negative consequences to society of such exploitation of persons and a plethora of international conventions have been adopted to address the problem. One of the first international treaties to address the issue of …

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Kaine Agary on human trafficking in Nigeria

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Human trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and receipt of persons usually for illicit purposes. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recognises that human trafficking occurs both domestically and across national borders. Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines ‘Trafficking in Persons’ as: ‘the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt …

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In July 2017, the Sentencing Council issued a draft consultation document on the Sentencing of Manslaughter. There is currently no guideline for individual manslaughter offences and no mandatory sentences for manslaughter: the length and possible suspension of custodial sentences is largely down to the courts discretion. These new guidelines propose jail terms of up to 18 years for manslaughter. The …