“Modern slavery bill set to streamline human trafficking cases”

24 Nov

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Anti-Porn Feminists

There’s a lot about slavery in the news lately due to the three women rescued from a London address, with the latest update being that they may have started out in a political cult. I’ll save my comment till there is more information, but I will point out how the out-pouring of horror and sympathy here isn’t so forthcoming when it’s a brothel that’s been raided, then the reaction tends to be, ‘they knew what they were getting themselves into’.

Prosecuting suspects for slavery is notoriously difficult. Witnesses may be too terrified to testify, worried about their immigration status or anxious about exposing themselves to criminal charges.

To add to the difficulties of proving abuse, investigations have had to rely on co-operation between different law enforcement agencies and independent charities. Lawyers have also resorted to various pieces of criminal legislation.

That complexity is about to be streamlined with the publication…

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