Current EU Policy Incapable Of Dealing With Modern Slavery – Study – 23 April 2015

RT logoThe EU fails to act quickly enough to prevent human traffickers from making profits, affecting the authority’s capability to monitor and apprehend suspects, according to a new report.

The study, by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) think tank and written by Fiona Cunningham, who formerly advised Home Secretary Theresa May, warns that Europe has been too slow to adopt policies which would catch out modern slave traders, and says more needs to be done by the EU’s law enforcement authorities.

The report, titled ‘A Modern Response to Modern Slavery’, urges a “concerted pan-European drive by national governments and law enforcement … to disrupt and defeat the gangs of international criminals making multi-million pound profits from trafficking human beings into a life of slavery.”

It provides 40 recommendations for the ways authorities can tackle organized crime groups (OCGs), which it says forces thousands of victims into a life of sham marriages, sex work, slave labor, benefit fraud and petty crime.

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