Human trafficking (also known as people trafficking) offences take place with a view to exploiting vulnerable individuals (often women and children) for the purposes of the sex trade, forced labour or modern slavery, by facilitating their movement in or out of a country.
The Palermo Protocol gives the first internationally recognised definition of human trafficking as:
“Trafficking in persons shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.”
Human Trafficking Defence throughout the UK
Human or people trafficking is a serious crime and comes with severe punishments, therefore anyone who finds themselves accused of such crimes will need an expert legal defence team
If you have been accused of human trafficking offences and are worried about the consequences, the solicitors at Farleys’ SCU (Special Casework Unit) are available to provide legal advice and support, 24 hours a day.
Farleys’ Special Casework Unit was established over fifteen years ago in order to ensure that those accused of complex, specialist and serious criminal cases had access to solicitors with the necessary resources and experience, to provide the highest standard of representation.
Whilst we have a particular focus on representation in the North West we deal with investigations and prosecutions on a national basis. We are committed to quality and the results we achieve for our clients are second to none.
Our extensive involvement in a wide range of human trafficking cases means that we have access to a wide range of experts, including interpreters in a wide range of languages and highly skilled barristers.