Silent Crime

By

Ricardo Swire

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) describes human trafficking as “an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through use of force, coercion or other means for the purpose of exploiting them.” Continue reading “Silent Crime”

Policing the Police

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By

Ricardo Swire

The United Nations International Commission against Impunity created the Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG) to conduct a complex exercise reforming the country’s security and judiciary establishments.

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From forced labour in fairs to child begging, US study reveals new forms of slavery

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By

Anastasia Moloney

From the exploitation of workers in carnivals to forcing people into door-to-door sales, more under-reported forms of modern slavery are emerging in the United States which need to be tackled, according to a report released.

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The Smuggling Game: Playing with life and death to reach Europe

Marko Djurica

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Lin Taylor and Valeria Cardi

In the dead of night, as wild animals howled nearby, Syrian migrant Aras Mahmoud clung to his children as they slept on damp grass in the Bulgarian mountains en route to Serbia, praying that his family would live another day.

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Child Marriage: Solving the consequences and policing the right policies

By

Ebi Robert

 

A sure way to achieve peace is respect for human rights –

                      Child marriage is malice to Humanity.

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Child trafficking: A menace in India

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By

Jose Kalathil

According to Walk Free Foundation, a human rights organisation, India has the largest number of modern slaves in the world with more than 18 million trapped as bonded labourers, forced beggars, sex workers, and child soldiers.

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Fight against human trafficking frustrated by governments, families and violence

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Kieran Guilbert and Anuradha Nagaraj

Obstacles as formidable as government policies and as basic as family ties undermine the global fight against human trafficking, allowing millions of desperate people to be driven into slavery, leading campaigners warn.

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