Improving access to compensation for victims of trafficking
Access to Compensation for Victims of Human Trafficking, a working paper by Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX), was launched on 11 July. The Law Centre was pleased to contribute to this important document.
The paper considers the ability of victims of human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery to access compensation, one year on from the enactment of the Modern Slavery Act.
Its research findings indicate that little has changed for victims seeking justice. They still face significant legal and practical barriers to getting compensation for the abuses committed against them.
FLEX is calling for a comprehensive review of trafficking victims’ access to compensation in the UK to address the complex nature of these crimes.
Read a FLEX blog post on this issue here.