Data on the Number of people referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) as potential victims of modern slavery in the UK has increased year-on-year. The number for referrals rose by 36% from 2017 2018 and buy for their 52% in 2019 the second and third quarters of 2019 show to 40% and 61% increase, respectively, from the numbers of referrals in the corresponding periods in 2018. While figures from the first quarter of 2020 show a decrease in the number of NRM referrals for the first time in four years, this has been attributed to the measures and post to limit the spread of Coronavirus. COVID-19 has quickly evolved from a global health crisis into a socio economic crisis which requires human-rights based responses. Data shows that the Socio- economic impacts of clothes and 19 disproportionately affect populations with existing vulnerabilities including those in situations of poverty and insecure employment. In particular, a contracting economy widespread job losses, the risk of over supply of labor, changing demands in the labor market and serious health risks and limitations on movement as a result of the pandemic may lead to higher levels of vulnerability, creating additional risks in the labor market. The pandemic has added a further layer of complexity to the efforts to combat modern slavery labor exploitation and other abuses.














National Hotline 2019 Ohio State Report
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The data in this report represents signals and cases from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 and is accurate as of July 30, 2020. Cases of trafficking may be ongoing or new information may revealed to the National Hotline over time. Consequen...Read More

Report concerning the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by the Czech Republic

There is no procedure for the identification of victims of human trafficking which is independent of the criminal investigation. GRETA urges the Czech authorities to disconnect the identification of victims of human trafficking from the initiation o...Read More

Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East: Promoting the Rights of Women Migrant Workers Through Employment Contracts

"Promoting the Rights of Women Migrant Workers through Employment Contracts" identifies and compares existing contract provisions in the South Asia - Middle East corridor and summarizes strengths and gaps in protection in line with common right viol...Read More

The Public Health Impact of Coronavirus Disease on Human Trafficking
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Written by Jordan Greenbaum, Hanni Stoklosa, and Laura Murphy. The global pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus exacerbates major risk factors for global human trafficking. Social isolation of families and severe economic dis...Read More