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Podcast: Survivors, Solutions and Section 54

Juliet Spare, MA student at St Mary's University, presents Ardea International's first podcast.

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Sabjola Bregu addresses high-profile event

On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Sabjola Bregu addressed a range of representatives from governments, international organisations and NGOs at a high-profile event co-hosted by the Holy See Mission to the United Nations and Arise Foundation.

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The UK Modern Slavery Act: Victim identification and care

Ensuring the protection of victims of human trafficking is regarded as one of the most important aspects of the Modern Slavery Act (MSA). The focus on victim care, the intention to reduce harm caused by slavery and to improve support for victims has been welcomed, especially by first responders, including NGOs and law enforcement...

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The law enforcement response to modern slavery in the United Kingdom

Law enforcement plays an essential role in tackling modern slavery in the United Kingdom.  But it has not always fulfilled its potential, even as legislation gave police more responsibility. This has started to change with the Modern Slavery Act, and the creation of a new, nationwide police network will only continue to strengthen the police response...

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The UK Modern Slavery Act and corporate responsibility: progress and challenges

The central role that business plays in the drive to address modern slavery is now irrefutable. While statistics and definitions surrounding the issue are both unclear and often questionable, the continued revelations of labour exploitation across the globe to which large commercial companies are often connected has shifted the question of whether they bear some responsibilities for these conditions to what they need to do to both address and prevent them...

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Recognising Modern Slavery as Organised Crime: A Stronger Response, but no Silver Bullet

Modern slavery is a serious and organised crime. Across many areas of criminality, organised crime groups (OCGs) are shifting away from large and risky shipments of illicit commodities like cocaine, towards low risk and high frequency activity, such as small, regular shipments of legal commodities... 

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