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Thousands of staff brought to the UK by…

Government policy has exposed thousands of domestic workers to slavery, abuse and trafficking,…

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Abuse of foreign maids linked to domesti…

Britain’s domestic worker visa scheme contributes to a system of modern day slavery by tying…

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UK visa policy ‘increasing abuse’ of…

Tied visas that restrict domestic workers to one employer and limit their stay in the UK have l…

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Couple jailed after keeping man as a sla…

Ofonime Sunday Inuk, now 40, was brought from Nigeria to Britain in 1989 by couple who forced h…

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Has the Modern Slavery Act left the UK's…

At first glance, the United Kingdom appears to be at the forefront of the international fight a…

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Sex Discrimination and UK Immigration La…

Direct discrimination on the grounds of sex has been a feature of immigration law in the past a…

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Britain's tied visa rules fuel abuse of…

LONDON, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Susi, a single mother from the Philipp…

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Britain fights slavery with tough new la…

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Human traffickers may face life imprisonment under…

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Modern slavery bill: migrant domestic wo…

UK immigration rules currently prevent migrant domestic workers from changing employers. This r…

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Modern slavery bill amendment rejected b…

MPs have rejected an amendment made by the Lords to the modern slavery bill, which would allow…

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UK tied visa system 'turning domestic wo…

The UK government has “recreated kafala” with its introduction of tied visas for foreign do…

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If the UK government doesn't protect exp…

Is parliament dragging its heels on modern-day slavery because women’s domestic “wo…

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Modern Slavery Bill fails vulnerable wom…

In 2012 the UK government made it illegal for migrant domestic workers to change employers. Par…

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Legal moves to protect migrant domestic…

The much anticipated Modern Slavery Bill is entering its final phases, with Report Stage in the…

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Britain's Legal Slaves. Radio 4 Face the…

As parliament passes a new law to abolish slavery, John Waite tracks down victims whose lives a…

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Super-rich boss vs abused maid: whose si…

The UK government makes it easy for the super-rich to harm their domestic employees. One small…

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What Traffickers Know that the Court of…

The Court of Appeal considered two cases involving domestic work and immunity, a consideration…

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Untouchable diplomats use domestic serva…

Foreign diplomats living in Britain have been accused of imprisoning domestic servants and forc…

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Radio 4 Today Programme discussion on Mi…

Kate Roberts of Kalayaan, Fiona Cunningham, of the Centre for Social Justice and former Special…

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Why the UK's 'Modern Slavery' Problem Is…

Sheila is a softly spoken woman with long, dark hair. She hasn’t seen her children for se…

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How I was forced to work as a slave in L…

A Sri Lankan woman who was brought to the UK by her employers has told ITV News of her ordeal a…

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Home Office: 13,000 could be working as…

New analysis from the Home Office on the scale of human trafficking in the UK suggests as many…

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Politicians, campaigners and lawyers uni…

Yesterday evening lawyers, politicians and campaigners gathered in the House of Lords, united b…

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The government overlooks foreign domesti…

Despite Theresa May’s rhetoric, the Conservatives torpedoed an amendment to the Modern Sl…

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Government visa rules 'license domestic…

The government is “licensing modern slavery” with its visa rules for domestic worke…

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UK worker abuse red-flagged

New report highlights plight of domestic helpers in the United Kingdom, with critics comparing…

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How the Home Office traps domestic worke…

This government’s attitude to the plight of domestic workers in the UK is cynical, backwa…

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Chris Grayling launches court battle ove…

The Justice Secretary says only the Conservatives will repatriate powers from Brussels as he pr…

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Diplomats who commit crimes shouldn’t…

The diplomatic standoff over the recent arrest of an Indian consular official accused of visa…

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Equality investigation will expose the p…

More than 400,000 people – mainly women – are vulnerable to exploitation and forced…

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Modern slavery bill set to streamline hu…

Theresa May believes new bill will help reduce reoffending among those convicted of complex off…

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Tighter visa rules 'increase risk of sla…

Changes to the visa regime for migrant domestic workers last year increased the risk of people…

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Never mind human rights law, EU law is m…

A recent decision by the employment appeal tribunal shows that EU law will trump laws passed by…

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Britian turns back the clock on domestic…

The government’s decision to end the overseas domestic worker visa has given bad employers op…

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A huge percentage of the population with…

The government’s plan to slash £220m from the UK’s legal aid budget has rightly been conde…

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Migrant domestic worker labour rights un…

For the second time in as many months, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has dismissed a di…

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Man jailed for abuse of 'enslaved' woman…

A man has been jailed for 11 years for raping an Indian woman who was treated like a “sla…

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Legally Trapped: UK legislation Concerni…

Prior to April 2012 the UK was considered a (comparatively) progressive and well regarded count…

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The Noise on immigration is drowning out…

Desperate to sound tough, politicians are in fact making it harder to improve the plight of dom…

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Three guilty of abuse of 'enslaved' woma…

Three people have been found guilty of abusing an Indian woman who was treated like a servant a…

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Raped, beaten, and enslaved for years …

A modern-day slave passed between three middle-class families during years of horrific abuse is…

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More women are forced into slavery after…

The number of women suspected of being trafficked to perform housework in embassies and private…

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British Stories of Nigerian Cinderellas…

Ely was born in Nsukka, a small town in Nigeria. “When I was about six years old, after my f…

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ILO urges better pay and conditions for…

International Labour Organisation calls for global standards to ensure better employment deal f…

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Workers abused by immune diplomats

Despite a global crackdown on human traffickers and a pledge by Secretary of State Hillary Rod…

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Where there is no sunlight: one worker's…

A domestic worker from Morocco, Najilaou is now working in London and tells the story of her st…

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Woman allegedly trafficked from India: S…

Six people, including a butcher and an optician, have been charged in connection with trafficki…

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Britain is turning its back on slavery a…

The British struggle to abolish slavery has been described as one of the most ambitious and bri…

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UK new visa rules disadvantage workers

The Unite Union has urged the UK government to drop reforms of overseas domestic worker visas,…

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Looking in the wrong direction? Changes…

Though the announcement to close the Overseas Domestic Worker visa did not surprise anybody, th…

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Two-thirds cut in migrant workers stayin…

The number of migrant workers allowed to stay permanently in the UK will be cut by two-thirds u…

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Earn 35K to stay in the UK: New pay thre…

MIGRANT workers will have to earn at least £35,000 a year to be allowed to settle in Britain,…

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Lesser Citizens: Indian Migrant Domestic…

Shanta (name changed), a domestic worker came to the U.K with her employer from Delhi, having w…

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Modern day slavery: the plight of domest…

Homa Khaleeli examines why the government’s changes to visas for migrant domestic workers…

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Cameron plans to drop visa that saved hi…

Immigration policy would put foreign domestic workers at the mercy of abusive employers

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The Camerons, their Nepalese nanny and a…

David and Samantha Cameron’s nanny is a Nepalese woman who was recruited from a charity which…

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Melanie McFadyean: Dark Places and Dirty…

How can it be that in a civilised country like the UK people are used as slaves?

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CARJ joins call for Government to retain…

The Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ) has called on the government not to remove t…

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Domestic workers demonstrate over UK vis…

Hundreds of migrant domestic workers have demonstrated outside Parliament against proposed chan…

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Its a numbers game... could we PLEASE us…

Migration, or ‘net migration’ to be more specific, has become all about the numbers. If the…

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London HIV scientist jailed for keeping…

A scientist found guilty of keeping a woman as a slave at her London home has been jailed for s…

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HIV expert kept woman as a slave in Tham…

An HIV expert was jailed today after being convicted of keeping a 21-year-old woman as a slave.…

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Scientist 'smuggled woman from Africa to…

A scientist at one of the world’s leading medical research institutions smuggled a young…

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HIV expert 'beat Tanzanian house slave w…

Young woman ‘was stripped of her passport and banned from contacting family

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US state department concerned by lack of…

International diplomats don cloak of immunity to mask trafficking of domestic servants from the…

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A wound that shames our present

In proposing to remove the most basic safeguards for migrant domestic workers, Jenny Moss asks…

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One step forward but two steps back for…

When Dalisay* came to the UK as a domestic worker, she had no idea what she was letting herself…

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Servant paid £2.50 an hour wins tribuna…

An Arab Princess has been ordered to pay £175,000 in compensation to a servant paid less than…

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Domestic 'slave' girls sue Met for faili…

Four young women forced into slavery in London by human traffickers have launched a £150,000 H…

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