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Billionaires caught in modern slavery scandal

June 23rd, 2024

News Digest
Domestic slavery
U.K.’s richest family accused of keeping staff in modern slavery
Four members of the Hinduja family, worth an estimated combined total of $47 billion and currently the U.K.’s richest family,  went to trial for labor exploitation and human trafficking. Paltry wages, confiscated passports, and a lack of freedom of movement with contractual ambiguity paint a classic picture of modern slavery.
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Safe migration
Hunted and thrown into the sea: Greece’s deadly deterrence policy
A new investigation found that the European Union’s strategy of prioritizing border control over sea rescue has taken a deadly turn. The harrowing accounts make it clear: the on-the-ground response to migration is not only putting people at risk of exploitation, alarmingly it is driving them to their death. Read more…
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Child marriage
Another U.S. state outlaws child marriage – but advocates are worried
Despite the ongoing work of Unchained at Last and Freedom United among others, currently only 13 states have made child marriage illegal and there’s a tragic side effect for each additional legal win: the places where it is still lawful become havens for those seeking child marriages. Read more…
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