IDC partner, JRS UK, has released a report based on the experience of 13 trafficked men. The report finds that a fundamental conflict between supporting trafficking victims and immigration control meant that victims continued to be detained. The UK government often ruled people in detention were not victims despite strong evidence to the contrary, and even those acknowledged to be likely victims were sometimes still detained due to immigration factors. Convictions and instances of non-reporting that were a direct result of being trafficked and held in modern slavery were routinely used to justify continued detention.

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TOPICAL BRIEFING: Survivors of Trafficking in Immigration Detention, October 2018