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Recommended by The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Dame Sara Thornton, in her 2020 report on “The Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statutory Defence: A call for evidence”

"Rarely can the talent of so many practitioners be accessed in one convenient resource." Crimeline

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Law and Practice, Second Edition provides guidance to those who deal directly or indirectly with those affected by modern slavery and trafficking, employ or manage a workforce, or have oversight of supply chains.

It enables practitioners to deal with issues of law and procedure by providing an accessible, but comprehensive, summary of the points that need to be considered in order to plan a coherent litigation or compliance strategy.

This Second Edition focuses on areas which have become of critical importance such as:
- The modern slavery defence
- Corporate accountability and modern slavery compliance statements
- National Referral Mechanism for victims
- How to identify victims of trafficking and modern slavery
- How to elicit key information from victims of trafficking and modern slavery
- Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
- The EU Anti-trafficking Directive

This highly accessible guide draws on the expertise and experience of professionals in different disciplines, so that practitioners can receive guidance for their own practice and an understanding of the inter-relationship with other practice areas.

Criminal, immigration, commercial and civil lawyers will find this an essential guide. It is also important for businesses when undertaking human rights due diligence assessments, as well as for those who work in law enforcement, the judiciary and academia.

This title is included Bloomsbury Professional's Immigration and Nationality Law online service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Definitions, policy and legal frameworks
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
Chapter 17 Investigating trafficking and exploitation offences
Chapter 18 Forced criminality and non-criminalisation of trafficked persons in the International Criminal Court
Chapter 19 Compliance and trafficking

Product details

Published 29 Oct 2020
Format Paperback
Edition 2nd
Extent 744
ISBN 9781526514783
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Philippa Southwell

Philippa Southwell is Managing Director of Southwe…


Michelle Brewer

Michelle specialises in judicial review, human rig…


Ben Douglas-Jones KC

Ben Douglas-Jones KC is a barrister at 5 Paper Bui…


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