MPs reject bid to stop ‘pushback’ of migrant boats from endangering lives

MPs have voted down a bid by parliament’s human rights committee to make it illegal for immigration officers to attempt to “push back” migrant boats in the English Channel in a way which would endanger lives. The pushback proposal, which would involve Border Force boats physically turning back dinghies heading from France to the UK, is oneContinue reading “MPs reject bid to stop ‘pushback’ of migrant boats from endangering lives”

Manslaughter investigation opened after migrant dies while attempting to cross the English Channel

A manslaughter investigation has been opened after a migrant died trying to cross the channel, a French prosecutor has said. One migrant in his 30s was pulled from the water unconscious and was later pronounced dead when rescuers returned to shore, it has been reported. Another migrant is thought to be missing after the incidentContinue reading “Manslaughter investigation opened after migrant dies while attempting to cross the English Channel”

Human trafficking survivor lured to Scotland tells of work hell and recovery

His trafficker threatened to kill him if he tried to leave but the survivor said his life has now been transformed by a new job and home. A human trafficking survivor has told how a business network tackling modern slavery has helped him rebuild his life. The young man was lured to Scotland with the promise ofContinue reading “Human trafficking survivor lured to Scotland tells of work hell and recovery”