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20 Jun 2017

On 4 May 2017, the United Kingdom had its human rights record reviewed for the third time under the Universal Periodic Review* (UPR), a United Nations (UN) government-to-government peer-review system. Ahead of the UK government's response FLEX reflects on some of the recommendations.

Blog
24 May 2017

After a week of manifesto launches, FLEX considers what the mainstream political parties are saying they will do to prevent labour exploitation.1

Blog
22 May 2017

In 2007 I was a federal prosecutor at the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions in Sydney when the first ever case of trafficking for labour exploitation was prosecuted in Australia.

News
15 May 2017

As workers’ rights enters the election campaign, experts at Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) today welcomed interest in this area and called on all political parties to do more to address labour exploitation in the UK.

News
2 May 2017

This International Workers Day, FLEX launches a new animation that shows how poor treatment in the workplace can lead to exploitation if left unchecked.

News
27 Apr 2017

Following last week’s announcement of the forthcoming General Election on 8th June, FLEX and partners CORE Coalition, Amnesty International, Anti-Slavery International and Traidcraft have joined forces to set out four key

Blog
19 Apr 2017

The right to effective access to justice for victims of human trafficking is established in international law, and plays a crucial role in the recovery of survivors, providing a sense of justice, closure, and the financial means to rebuild lives and avoid re-trafficking.

Blog
12 Apr 2017

Statistics released by the Home Office at the end of March reveal that increasing

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23 Mar 2017

This week the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority published the Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021, setting out the priorities, goals and strategic direction for the

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14 Mar 2017

In December the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime produced its Draft Police and Crime Plan seeking input from stakeholders across Lond