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Should Trafficking Victims Keep Their Criminal Records?
Trouble Ahead for Wrongly Criminalized Trafficking Victims
June 17, 2018


In a blow to trafficking survivors, the US Department of Justice announced that it will no longer allow funding to be used to help survivors get legal representation to clear criminal records that resulted from their victimization.
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Intel, HP, Apple Top Rankings for Eradicating Forced Labor in Tech
Intel, HP, Apple Top Rankings for Eradicating Forced Labor in Tech
June 18, 2018

The three tech companies came out on top of KnowTheChain’s new rankings, while Amazon, Nintendo, and Canon were scored among the worst.
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In a First, 19-Year-Old British Man Granted Protection from Forced Marriage
In a First, 19-Year-Old British Man Granted Protection from Forced Marriage
June 20, 2018

This marks the first time the South Yorkshire police have issued a safeguarding order to protect a male victim from honor-based abuse.
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‘Grooming’ is a Gateway to Online Child Sex Trafficking
Anti-trafficking campaigners warn that ‘grooming’ — where children, usually aged 11 to 15, are courted online by people pretending to be their peers — is a precursor to trafficking.
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UK Home Office Broke the Law in Failing to Protect Trafficked Vietnamese Boy
In a landmark ruling, a court found the Home Office breached human rights law by failing to protect a child trafficking victim who went missing after release from immigration detention.
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Webcam Slavery: The Filipino Families Who Become Cybersex Child Traffickers
Campaigners in the Philippines say that the biggest obstacle is the belief among some families that making children appear naked on a webcam is victimless act.
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World Refugee Day: 122 Detained, Abused Migrants in Libya Evacuated to Niger
The move comes as part of UNHCR’s program to evacuate the most vulnerable refugees in Libya — many of whom have been trafficked — to Niger for asylum claim processing.
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'White Hat Hackers' Aim to Bust Human Traffickers on the Dark Web
‘White Hat Hackers’ — or hackers working for good — are using their skills to unearth digital evidence of human trafficking on the open and dark web.
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