Of all types of international crimes, human trafficking is something that is definitely a major preoccupation for the UK government to control. According to the latest estimation, with every passing year increasing number of men, women and children are being illegally trafficked to UK from Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe mainly for forced labor, domestic help and slavery. The latest estimation suggests there are more than 4000 of such victims in the country. Such criminal actions not only stand as a dazzling example of crime against humanity but also deprive the victims from the scope of legal assistance. Due to this reason, the sufferers of human trafficking not only are deprived from the scope of legal support, even when they are unpaid and used as forced labor, but also in case of fatal a accident at work they are not delivered with the opportunity to enjoy their basic rights.
The government clearly needs to come up with strong measures that may gradually reduce and annihilate human trafficking and its evil consequences, such as forced and unpaid labor and slavery. The UK wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_trafficking Center that functions within scope of the SOCA has not only formulated plans regarding prevention of trafficking but also has come up with correct prosecution methods against the offenders:
- Assembling, developing and sharing newer plans against the crime
- Developing an intelligent network with the capacity for identification and completing the lacunas in understanding the nature of crime
- Formation of the correct legislation process, specialized in dealing with human trafficking crimes
- Coming up with such an authority that is completely capable of working with different administrative bodies and provide them with support as well as strategic assistance in order to identify the crime and probable victims
Unpaid Workers, Forced Labor and Fatal Work Accidents:
The data that came out from Force labor Survey in 2011 summer clearly suggests that there are more than 5 million unpaid workers in the UK. Their effort is equivalent to almost a million full time jobs and the unpaid amount equals to £29.2 billion of the entire UK economy. Legal addressing of this problem is not only important from the humanitarian perspective but also could have provided a proper assistance to the job crisis in the nation’s current economic situation. Many of these workers have been forced to face criticality of the situation due to human trafficking. So, controlling this crime may not only reduce the plight of unpaid workers and the problem of forced labor but in terms of providing justice to sufferers, the need for legal activism can’t also be denied.
The victims of human trafficking are used as forced and unpaid laborers but as they are not legally UK citizens, in case of any workplace injury, whether it is minor, moderate or fatal, are denied from the right from receiving compensation. The judiciary has taken this matter quite seriously in recent times and proposed that people who will be decisively identified as foreign citizens and victims of trafficking are eligible for compensation in case of fatal criminal or work injuries. When taking legal action its important to use no win no fee solicitors.
Every individual has the capacity to enjoy his/her basic human rights as an individual and irrespective of the differences in national boundaries, such aspects remain constant. Fairfund.org is resolute on delivering justice to victims of such unfortunate conditions not only by informing them of their rights but also through making the social inhabitants conscious about gravity of the situation.