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Eight members of a modern slavery trafficking gang have been convicted of slavery, trafficking and money-laundering offences during two trials, during which more than 50 victims first identified by Hope for Justice – many supported by us ever since – bravely gave evidence.
As part of its commitment to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, The University of Manchester has become the first higher education institution to become a member of Slave-Free Alliance.
Three specialists from Hope for Justice supported a police operation that led to a factory being shut down and 15 victims being identified.
Businesses are taking steps to ensure they have a robust response to the issue of modern slavery.
Hope for Justice has welcomed the rapid rise in UK local authorities signing up to the Charter Against Modern Slavery, committing them to improved procurement practices, protection for whistleblowers and an insistence that contractors comply fully with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
A major government agency in the UK has announced its commitment to redoubling its efforts against modern slavery, in partnership with Hope for Justice.