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Stuck in Traffic?

Guest Contributor 22nd February 2013

By Professor Bridget Anderson – ‘Trafficking’ seems to extend the audience of those engaged with the human rights of migrants. Even those who are not usually sympathetic to the plight of undocumented migrants can engage with the plight of ‘victims of trafficking’ and respond to calls for their protection. Trafficking also seems to offer a rare patch […]

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Human Trafficking in Scotland

Mei Ling McNamara 7th February 2013

Following on from her previous post on forced labour in Britain  Mei-Ling McNamara takes a closer look at the specific challenges facing Scotland.  Scotland is a unique case on the issue of trafficking in Britain. Its woefully low record of attaining prosecutions has been attributed by some to the legal hurdles in Scots law pertaining to […]

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The Hidden Face of Forced Labour in Britain

Mei Ling McNamara 1st February 2013

As previous posts on the OxHRH Blog have highlighted, trafficking for forced labour remains a hot-button issue in the UK.  A new report by the Office of International Migration (IOM), released in January 2013, looked at trends in trafficking from over 150 missions since 2010. The report revealed that labour exploitation is now surpassing sexual slavery […]

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State Sovereignty v Migrants' Rights: Who Wins before the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights?

admin 8th November 2012

On Tuesday this week, the Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) in conjunction with the Oxford Migration Law Discussion Group (OxMLDG) welcomed Professor Marie-Benedicte Dembour, Professor of Law and Anthropology at the University of Sussex. Professor Dembour gave an engaging presentation entitled ‘State Sovereignty v Migrants’ Rights: Who wins before the European and Inter-American Court of Human Rights?  This presentation drew […]

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