ippr report: The UK’s response to human trafficking: Fit for purpose?

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In recent years, there has been a growing concern about a potential link between major sporting events and an increase in human trafficking for the purposes of forced labour and prostitution. At the very least, it is clear that events like the Olympics provide an opportunity for host countries to reassess their anti-trafficking strategies.

The aims of this short briefing paper are threefold:

  • to provide a short overview of the available evidence about the scale of human trafficking in the UK
  • to review the general UK policy response to trafficking and the more specific measures designed for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • to examine areas within the current UK strategy that could be improved, with reference to international good practice.

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