As entities with potential access to the financial data of both traffickers and their victims, the financial industry has the ability to play a vital role in the fight against this crime. Although much is clear about the types of exploitation and the origin countries of victims, little is known about the workings of the perpetrators behind the networks, and even less about their finances. This report seeks to fulfil two objectives. First, it will provide an explanation of what is currently known about human trafficking in the UK, with a particular focus on the elements that are most pertinent to the financial sector. Second, it will review the various efforts being made by financial institutions to enhance law enforcement agencies’ efforts to disrupt human trafficking networks.

Disrupting Human Trafficking. The Role of Financial Institutions - Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies 2017 DOWNLOAD














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