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1 Brussels Thursday 22 nd March 2007 Nick Kinsella Head of Centre

2 To make the United Kingdom a hostile environment for those involved in the trafficking of human beings and the exploitation of trafficked people, and to remove fear from and give reassurance to victims, by taking forward a victim centred human rights based approach. Priorities

3 To prevent Human Trafficking, both external and internal, by building knowledge and understanding of the harm it causes and its casual effects, and utilising that knowledge and understanding, to direct and prioritise the UK law enforcement response. Priorities

4 To improve the law enforcement response to Human Trafficking by raising awareness of the key issues, the development and delivery of relevant training and to deliver and co-ordinate that response among UK law enforcement and prosecution agencies. Priorities

5 To develop and promote a victim centred human rights based approach to victims of trafficking, working together with other agencies, stakeholder organisations and NGOs. Priorities

6 Remit The remit of the centre will include all aspects of Trafficking including: Domestic Servitude Child Trafficking Labour Exploitation Organ Harvesting Sexual Exploitation

7 Learning & Development Prevention Intelligence & Operations Research Victim Care United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre

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9 Learning & Development Prevention Intelligence & Operations Research Victim Care United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre

10 UKHTC Research Group To establish a virtual University with the objective of prioritising areas of research and, wherever possible, accessing appropriate funding streams.

11 UKHTC Research Group Identify and if possible publish specific and tasked researched projects. To improve knowledge that will all for an informed approach to prevention Comprehensive research to improve knowledge base and understanding. Leading to improved practice and policy

12 Learning & Development Prevention Intelligence & Operations Research Victim Care Virtual University United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre

13 Virtual University Improve Knowledge and Understanding Knowledge Gaps –Labour Exploitation (Domestic Servitude) –Organ Harvesting –What is the scale of Males been exploited for sex –What is the scale of internal / domestic trafficking Using what works – Testing Strategies. Evaluation of Campaigns

14 Some key areas Scale of the problem Nationalities Types of Organised Crime Groups (OCG’s) Method of recruitment and transportation Supply and demand –for example

15 Demand Reduction A more sophisticated approach and understanding of demand factors is requested if we are to successfully tackle human trafficking Different Types of Demand For Example –Sexual – Labour – Children

16 Labour Exploitation How exploitation or how severe do the working conditions have to be and to what extent does a worker have to be deceived in order to be considered a victim of forced labour trafficking? Coercion is an important indicator

17 UKHTC Leading research body for UK To develop, coordinate and improve research. 20 UK and Irish Universities already expressed an interest to participate. Looking for engagement with EU Partners. Assist with delivery of the EU and UK Action Plans on tackling trafficking

18 Any Questions?

19 Contact Details Nick Kinsella – Head of Centre


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