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Tougher Penalties To Prevent And Combat Trafficking In Human Beings (European Parliament 02/09/10)

September 13, 2010

Knowingly using the sexual or other services of a trafficked person would be made a criminal offence, and penalties for traffickers would be stepped up, by amendments, tabled Thursday by the Civil Liberties and Women’s Rights committees, to a draft EU directive on human trafficking. The proceeds and profits of human trafficking crime should be seized and used to support victims, add MEPs. Read on at http://digbig.com/5bchfw

Home Office Defends Position On Human Trafficking (31/08/10):
The government will not opt-in to draft European laws on human trafficking, but plans to review its position once legislation is finalised.

UK ‘Opt Out’ From EU Directive Against Sex Trafficking Condemned (Guardian 03/09/10):

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