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Thursday 5 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Forced Labour

This year
Three people screened after cross-border policing operation into modern slavery in Armagh
Three people were screened as part of the ‘proactive policing operation’, with further referrals to be made to partner agencies.
Last year
UN warns 50 million people are stuck in 'modern slavery'
The UN set a goal to eradicate all forms of modern slavery by 2030, but instead the number ballooned by 10 million between 2016 and 2021.
All time
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Slavery suspects linked to 13 properties across London
British media have reported this morning that the investigation has been widened by Met police.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
'Modern day slavery' to be criminalised
Alan Shatter defined the term ‘forced labour’ in the new Human Trafficking Bill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.