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Modern slavery and human trafficking

In 2014, fourteen years after the UN Human Trafficking Protocol was adopted by the UN, a more modest document was opened for signature by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Entering into force on 9 November 2016, the 2014 Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention of 1930 (No. 29) hopes...

On 25 March 2019, RUSI’s Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research (SHOC) – in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales – convened a conference to explore the role of faith-based...

Modern slavery is often linked to organised crime. We assume the problem is driven by criminal gangs that make huge profits from trafficking and exploiting vulnerable children, women and men into forced labour, sexual exploitation or other activities that violate their basic human rights and...

This article is not meant to fully cover trade in post-conflict societies, but rather, the aim of this article is to introduce the kind of issues that enable illicit trade to flourish in post-conflict societies. In particular, this article will cover places like...

Modern slavery and trafficking in human beings are global phenomena that affect a growing number of victims. While it is difficult to provide an exact figure, the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that...

Modern slavery is a serious and organised crime. Across many areas of criminality, organised crime groups (OCGs) are shifting away from large and risky shipments of illicit commodities like cocaine, towards low risk and high frequency activity, such as...

Jay S. Albanese is a professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He received the Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. Dr. Albanese served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of...

Dr Baris Cayli is a Senior Research Fellow in Criminology at the University of Derby. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Department of Culture and Society, University of Palermo. He is a Research Associate at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and Fellow of the Royal...

As Visiting Professor Urban & Maritime Security Research Group, operationalise research by reflecting on experience and expertise from 30 years law enforcement with a focus on Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism.  As former Head of OCCT in Scotland, developed and built a command structure...

Viv Ellis has been a Financial Investigator with the Metropolitan Police since 2012, and is accredited by the National Crime Agency. He specialises in recovery of the proceeds of crime in both civil and criminal investigations within the Met’s Serious and Organised Crime Command. Viv joined the...

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