New powers to tackle human trafficking in Scotland

WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?

30th JUNE 2017

UntitledCourts will now be able to impose special prevention orders on people convicted of trafficking and exploitation offences.

The orders can impose a range of restrictions such as preventing offenders from employing staff, working with children or travelling to certain countries.
Breaching an order will be a criminal offence.

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said: “We will continue to make Scotland an increasingly hostile place for those who treat other human beings as commodities.
“These new powers for the police and courts will help to further protect the public from harm.”

Psychological harm
He added: “We have already strengthened the law, creating a specific offence of human trafficking for the first time. Now we are making sure that action can be taken when a person poses a continuing risk.
“We are working hard to eradicate trafficking and exploitation in Scotland, and providing high-quality support for victims who have…

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