Irregular Victims:Investigating the Immigration Status Decisions of Post-NRM Victims of Human Trafficking, the Availability of Eligible Benefits and the Related Impact on Victims of Trafficking

Williams-Woods, Alexandra and Mellon, Yvonne (2018) Irregular Victims:Investigating the Immigration Status Decisions of Post-NRM Victims of Human Trafficking, the Availability of Eligible Benefits and the Related Impact on Victims of Trafficking. Journal of Modern Slavery, 4 (2). pp. 66-92.

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Abstract

Human trafficking is connected to migration as it often involves crossing international borders. This article argues that by failing to view the issue of human trafficking through the lens of migration, the current framework for assisting victims of human trafficking fails to ensure the protection of the individuals concerned. This article offers an innovative perspective by analysing the specific legal position of victims of human trafficking in the context of UK domestic law and international agreements, and tracing this to survivor experiences. The extent to which non-UK national survivors of human trafficking are able to access the rights that they are entitled to in the UK is explored, as well as what factors influence the accessibility of these rights. Utilising an interdisciplinary approach, encompassing scholarship of law and politics, this article inks a review of the current legal landscape relating to immigration status for trafficking victims with empirical work exploring the experiences of non-UK national trafficking. survivors.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Modern Slavery
ID Code:
139471
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Deposited On:
01 Jun 2020 14:50
Refereed?:
Yes
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Published
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25 Sep 2020 04:42