Human Trafficking

The Independent on Sunday has asked the Green Party to support their campaign, launched last week, “urging the Government to sign up to the EU directive on human trafficking. The directive will strengthen our laws to protect victims and make it easier to prosecute those who enslave them. Readers can call on David Cameron and Nick Clegg to do the right thing by signing the petition on the campaigning website 38 Degrees.”

Caroline LucasCaroline Lucas MP, leader of the Green Party, said:

“Wilberforce described slavery as ‘a disgrace and a dishonour to this country’, and I’d say exactly the same about the coalition’s decision to opt out of the EU directive on human trafficking.

“It’s completely unacceptable that British legislation against trafficking is weaker than the rest of Europe’s. It effectively makes Britain the trafficking capital of Europe and invites this kind of systematic abuse.

“I’ve signed this petition on behalf of the Green Party because Greens will always be on the side of people who are vulnerable, oppressed or abused. Whose side are Nick Clegg and David Cameron on?”

Please read the Independent’s article then visit the 38 Degrees web site to the sign the petition.

David M. Davison

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2 Responses to “Human Trafficking”

  1. Human trafficking a modern day slavery. These are the stories of the victims and the survivals of the hideous crime. These stories provides us a compelling look into this dark, inhuman, and exploitative world and shows how each one of us can help to prevent modern-day slavery.

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