Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Law and Practice

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Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Law and Practice is a concise, practical, guide to modern slavery and human trafficking law and procedure, in a step by step format, covering all aspects of representing victims of human trafficking and the law surrounding this. Its cross-discipline approach offers practical guidance for criminal and immigration practitioners unfamiliar with each side of these practice areas.

Covers the following areas:

Introduction - legal background, framework, domestic and international;
Definition of a trafficking victim;
Determination of status as a victim of trafficking;
Criminal - non punishment etc;
Criminal - victim protection etc;
Immigration/International protection;
Trafficking and the European Convention on Human Rights;
Relevance of NRM decisions and interplay with the international protection/immigration claim/deportation etc.

Covers the following legislation and case law:

The Modern Slavery Act 2015
Palermo Protocol 2000
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 criticising police, prosecutors and defence 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. All practitioners who work in the field of modern slavery and human trafficking will know there is a hybrid of legal issues for any one case and practitioners will need to be alive to all legal issues.

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, as well as having appeal to the judiciary, students, academics and law enforcement agencies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 26.67mm | 721.21g
  • Bloomsbury Professional
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784519332
  • 9781784519339
  • 3,661,708

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Legal policy and framework on trafficking
Chapter 2 Determination of trafficking status
Chapter 3 Age disputes in immigration and criminal proceedings
Chapter 4 Criminal offences of trafficking
Chapter 5 Criminal defences available to victims of trafficking
Chapter 6 Victims of human trafficking: at the police station
Chapter 7 Criminal court process
Chapter 8 Special measures for victims of trafficking
Chapter 9 Criminal appeal process
Chapter 10 International protection claims brought by victims of human trafficking and modern slavery
Chapter 11 Safeguarding child and adult victims of trafficking and immigration detention
Chapter 12 Compensation for victims of trafficking
Chapter 13 Public funding for victims of trafficking
Chapter 14 Extradition
Chapter 15 Trafficking operations and modus operandi
Chapter 16 Ethics
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Anyone investing in this book can feel confident they will not only be able to handle their problems but will have the skills and knowledge to ensure a just outcome. * The London Advocate *
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About Philippa Southwell

Philippa Southwell is a specialist criminal defence and human trafficking solicitor at leading criminal practice Birds Solicitors. She is head of the human trafficking and modern slavery department. She specialises in cases involving forced criminality and in defending those who have been prosecuted and/or convicted of criminal offences despite their trafficked status. She was highly commended by The Law Society at their Excellence Awards in 2014 for her human trafficking and modern slavery practice.

Philippa wrote the Law Society practice note on human trafficking and provided the official Law Society training on human trafficking and modern slavery. Philippa was advisor to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in relation to the UK's Modern Slavery Bill and statutory defence.

Michelle Brewer is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers. A member of GC's Public law, Immigration and international protection teams and a recognised specialist human trafficking and modern slavery barrister.

"Very highly regarded for her expertise on immigration detention and trafficking cases. With an established track record of being at the forefront of trafficking case law, she is renowned for her handling of cases where children and vulnerable witnesses are involved."
Chambers UK 2016

Ben Douglas-Jones is a barrister at 5 Paper Buildings
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