March 16, 2023
This week, Wilsons submitted written submissions responding to the Home Affairs Committee’s call for evidence to their inquiry into human trafficking. Wilsons has specialist expertise in advising some of society’s most vulnerable people including victims of trafficking in their immigration, family, public law and human rights cases. We consider it important that the Committee consider the evidence of law firms like Wilsons who have on-the-ground experience of the everyday and systemic social, political and legal barriers victims of trafficking face in the UK and the changes required to ensure that victims are adequately protected. Wilsons have previously given oral and written evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry into modern slavery.
There is currently an increasingly hostile environment towards victims of trafficking in the UK, as evidenced by last week’s announcement by the government of its new Illegal Migration Bill which, if passed into law, would have devastating effects on victims of trafficking and modern slavery. Amidst this climate, we welcome the establishment of this inquiry and hope it will precipitate improvements in the UK’s provision of protection, recovery and support services to victims of trafficking.
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