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#Forced Labour

# forced-labour - Sunday 5 June, 2016

'A wake-up call': There are 800 people living in modern slavery in Ireland

This figure has more than doubled in the last two years.

# forced-labour - Friday 20 June, 2014

Child trafficking is on the increase in Ireland

That’s according to a report from the US State Department, which looks at trafficking in countries around the world.

# forced-labour - Thursday 1 May, 2014

The State is failing to spot victims of trafficking, here's why...

There is still a general onus on victims to self-report according to the ESRI.

# forced-labour - Saturday 12 April, 2014

'Strongest response possible' needed to combat human trafficking in Ireland

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is calling for a range of measures to be introduced in Ireland’s next anti-trafficking plan.

# forced-labour - Monday 17 March, 2014

UN declares North Korea's crimes on par with Nazism, apartheid and Khmer Rouge

The head of a UN inquiry has condemned North Korea’s extensive human rights abuses – including extermination, enslavement and sexual violence.

# forced-labour - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Three men rescued in slavery raid by British police

Police carried out a series of raids in the Bristol area earlier today and rescued the three men.

# forced-labour - Monday 25 November, 2013

Slavery suspects linked to 13 properties across London

British media have reported this morning that the investigation has been widened by Met police.

# forced-labour - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Concerns over Irish procedures for handling domestic slavery cases

The MRCI, which has dealt with over 200 cases in the last six years, says there are lessons to be learned from this week’s high-profile case in London.

# forced-labour - Friday 22 November, 2013

Enslaved women traumatised but doing ‘remarkably well’

Founder of Freedom Charity, Aneeta Prem, has met the three victims on numerous occasions recently.

Suspects in London domestic servitude investigation bailed

Three women were allegedly held against their will in a London home for more than 30 years.

# forced-labour - Monday 15 July, 2013

China rape victim's mother wins damages over labour camp

The mother of a child who was kidnapped, raped and forced into prostitution had been sent to labour camp because of her demands that her daughter’s attackers be punished.

# forced-labour - Friday 28 June, 2013

Extra Dáil sitting to pass laws against human trafficking

TDs are being hauled in on a Friday to pass legislation which gives a new legal definition to “forced labour”.

# forced-labour - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Report shows that out of 13 suspected Irish traffickers, none were prosecuted

A new report on human trafficking by the European Commission has found that although the numbers of those trafficked in Europe rose by 18 per cent between 2008 and 2010, convictions dropped by 13 per cent.

# forced-labour - Thursday 7 March, 2013

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Photos reveal evidence of new North Korean prison camp

Amnesty International has called for a UN commission of inquiry to investigate suspected human rights violations.

# forced-labour - Monday 7 January, 2013

'Modern day slavery' to be criminalised

Alan Shatter defined the term ‘forced labour’ in the new Human Trafficking Bill.

# forced-labour - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Forced labour 'alive and well in Ireland'

Senator Jillian Van Turnhout is calling on the Government to legislate against forced labour, saying that 160 cases have been documented in Ireland since 2006.

# forced-labour - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Column: Why isn't modern day slavery criminalised in Ireland?

There have been 169 cases of forced labour in Ireland in recent years – and this is only the tip of the iceberg, writes Gráinne O’Toole.

# forced-labour - Monday 5 December, 2011

Pol Pot's deputy tells court: Khmer Rouge 'were not bad people'

Nuon Chea, on trial for genocide, today denied responsibility for the mass killings of his fellow Cambodians – blaming their deaths on neighbouring Vietnam.

# forced-labour - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Restaurant worker awarded €86,000 after years of forced labour in Dublin

Muhammad Younis from Pakistan was forced to work in what have been described as chronic conditions in a Clondalkin restaurant for seven years.

# forced-labour - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

'Slaves' kept and forced to work in Irish homes and restaurants

People are being held in conditions with parallels to those suffered by 24 men rescued in England, a charity has warned.

# forced-labour - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Germany 'enslaved and abused' post-Nazi era children

Germany agrees a €120m compensation deal after children in state and church care were abused for 25 years.