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Detention of victims of modern slavery and human trafficking examined

28 June 2019

As part of its inquiry into modern slavery, the Home Affairs Committee takes evidence on the detention of victims of slavery and trafficking in immigration detention facilities.

Witnesses

Tuesday 2 July in Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster

At 2.00 pm

  • Ahmed Aydeed, Director and Solicitor, Duncan Lewis Solicitors
  • Sarah Teather, Director, Jesuit Refugee Service UK
  • James Wilson, Deputy Director, Detention Action

Purpose of the session

The Committee will hear from two organisations which work with and support victims in detention and from a solicitor who has handled many of these cases.

The session is likely to cover:

  • The extent and appropriateness of detention of potential victims
  • Reasons for the detention of victims of slavery and trafficking
  • Consequences of detention for the individuals
  • The adequacy of Government policies on detention of vulnerable individuals

Further information

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