This note provides preliminary guidance for practitioners and policy makers on key issues to consider in ensuring access to justice in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. It is divided into three sections, Preparation, Response and Recovery. While this note is not exhaustive and there may be chronological overlap across the different phases as states face differing dimensions of the crisis – including adjusting existing or introducing new measures when second or third wave outbreaks may occur – it aims to highlight some of the critical elements to consider to enable the justice sector to respond effectively and address the short, medium, and long-term impact of the crisis.

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Understanding and Responding to Modern Slavery within the Homelessness Sector
GuidancePublications

Homelessness organisations and anti-slavery organisations have both been aware of links between modern slavery and homelessness, yet there has been little research into how these issues overlap and impact on one another. An initial scoping exercise ...Read More

COVID-19: Guidance for Labour Recruiters to Enhance Migrant Worker Protection during the Current Health Crisis
COVID-19 resourcesGuidance

During the current global health crisis, labour recruiters play an essential role in protecting migrant workers and ensuring essential services have the staff they need to provide elevated levels of care. Recruitment agencies are also on the frontli...Read More

National Hotline 2018 West Virginia State Report
Graphics & InfographicsPublications

The data in this report represents signals and cases from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 and is accurate as of July 25, 2019. Cases of trafficking may be ongoing or new information may revealed to the National Hotline over time. Consequen...Read More

Parallel societies: slavery, exploitation and criminal subculture in Leicester
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COVID-19 has put under the spotlight the fast fashion industry in Leicester East, and its exploitation of thousands of (mostly immigrant) workers. Exploitation that ranges from unsafe working conditions through to slavery; from staff being paid belo...Read More