Police failing to tackle modern slavery as trafficking continues, report finds

HM Inspector of Constabulary Wendy Williams, who led the inspection, said many of the shortcomings reflect ‘deficiencies in basic policing practice’

Despite a well-documented rise in modern slavery and human trafficking cases, police forces are still failing to recognise the crimes, leading to victims being left unprotected or even arrested, according to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

The police watchdog said the force is guilty of “inconsistent and ineffective” identification of victims who have been coerced into crimes such as forced labour, sexual exploitation or domestic servitude. Police forces are also not investigating abuses quickly enough, it said.

READ MORE HERE:   http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/police-failing-to-tackle-modern-slavery-leaving-traffickers-free-to-exploit-a8015976.html

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  1. When I was Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration in Iraq the top guy from Washington DC responsible for ‘Trafficking’ came to see me and inquired about ‘trafficking’ in Iraq. At the time I told him that there was none. Some member of the delegation sort of ‘slipped out’ that ‘whereever we (US forces) are it will come up’. (Yes, it did). I told him at the time that it was more urgent to do something about the fate of domestic workers in the Arab world, millions of them. He was not interested…

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