Trafficking inquiry launched

 An inquiry has been launched into the human rights of people trafficked into the UK.

The joint committee on human rights will consider evidence on how far the government meets its human rights obligations to protect against trafficking, and to protect the victims.

The JCHR said: “Human trafficking, the transporting of people for exploitation through violence, coercion, deception or the abuse of power, violates the rights of victims. It may also involve breaches of a range of other rights, including rights to liberty, privacy and physical integrity.”

The inquiry will also look at the recently agreed Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings, which the UK has not yet signed, to see whether ratification would enhance human rights protection.

The JCHR is calling for evidence to be submitted by 13 January next year.



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