Make the UK a hostile environment for traffickers
The Coalition to Stop Slavery is calling on the Government to make the UK a hostile environment for traffickers, not the victims of trafficking.
Did you know that human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery are currently a low-risk, high-reward enterprise for criminals?
Of all the traffickers that get prosecuted, only 23% are successfully convicted.
And if a trafficker is actually convicted, they stand a good chance of a lenient sentence or even walking free.
The Coalition to Stop Slavery is therefore asking the Government to:
- urgently address the appalling conviction rate for modern slavery offences which should include moves to
- improve sentencing guidelines and training for judges so that perpetrators receive sentences that reflect the seriousness of their crimes.
In late 2023 The Coalition is convening a group of anti-slavery and legal experts who can make specific recommendations.
Let’s make the UK a hostile environment for traffickers, not the victims of trafficking.