Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Law and Practice

By Philippa Southwell, Michelle Brewer, Ben Douglas-Jones

This concise, practical, guide to modern slavery and human trafficking law and procedure covers all aspects of representing victims of human trafficking and the law in a step-by-step format. Its cross-discipline approach offers practical guidance for criminal and immigration practitioners unfamiliar with each side of these practice areas. The following areas are covered: definition of a trafficking victim; determination of status as a victim of trafficking; victim protection; immigration and international protection; trafficking and the European Convention on Human Rights; relevance of NRM decisions and interplay with the international protection/immigration claim/deportation. The following legislation and case law are included: the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Palermo Protocol 2000, and the Refugee Convention on Human Rights 1951. A large number of cases involving victims of trafficking have gone through the appeal courts in recent years. Despite the Court of Appeal in those cases heavily criticizing police and prosecutors and defense lawyers who failed to identify and act upon claims of trafficking, victims are still slipping through the net and being convicted when they should not be. This book aims to be a concise, manageable text for criminal and immigration practitioners alike, and acts as a quick reference source for use by practitioners at court and at all stages through the justice and immigration system. It will also have appeal for the judiciary, students, academics, and law enforcement agencies. [Subject: Human Trafficking, Human Rights Law, Criminal Law, Criminology & Policing]

Publication Date: 4/16/2018
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781784519339