United States

US judge to decide whether Ghislaine Maxwell deserves bail

Maxwell is expected to plead not guilty to six criminal charges including perjury and sex trafficking.

United States

Coronavirus lockdowns 'conducive' to human trafficking

The pandemic has created conditions making it easier for people to become victims of trafficking, rights groups say.

Coronavirus lockdowns 'conducive' to human trafficking

United States

US authorities demand Prince Andrew interview in Epstein case

US Justice Dept, duke's lawyers dispute terms of an interview about his relationship with the late US sex trafficker.

US authorities demand Prince Andrew interview in Epstein case

Belgium

Belgium, France arrest dozens over UK migrant truck deaths

Police in Brussels and Paris arrest 26 suspects over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a truck last year.

Belgium, France arrest dozens over UK migrant truck deaths

Human trafficking

Danger lurks in lockdown for survivors of trafficking, violence

Coronavirus lockdowns are physically trapping survivors with abusers, while removing chances for economic empowerment.

Danger lurks in lockdown for survivors of trafficking, violence

Health

Trafficking warning in Asia as coronavirus pummels economies

Experts worry people left penniless by coronavirus lockdowns will be easy prey for trafficking rings and forced labour.

Trafficking warning in Asia as coronavirus pummels economies

Nigeria

Survivors of Nigeria's 'baby factories' share their stories

Girls who fled Boko Haram attacks are being enslaved and raped by human traffickers who then sell their babies.

Survivors of Nigeria's 'baby factories' share their stories

United Kingdom

Driver admits manslaughter in shipping container deaths

A second defendant pleads not guilty to the counts of manslaughter.

Driver pleads guilty over 39 Vietnamese truck deaths

Nepal

Spirit Me Away: The women and girls lost to trafficking in Nepal

A human trafficking crisis in Nepal is leaving a trail of trauma and lost youth in its wake.

Spirit Me Away: The women and girls lost to trafficking in Nepal

Lebanon

The Syrian women and girls sold into sexual slavery in Lebanon

Syria's refugee crisis has shone a light on sex trafficking in Lebanon, where victims are often treated as criminals.

The Syrian women and girls sold into sexual slavery in Lebanon

Human trafficking

South Asian migrants held for ransom, abused in North Macedonia

Four suspects charged over exploitation of group of 12 migrants, who they physically attacked and fed only once a day.

South Asian migrants held for ransom, abused in North Macedonia

Human trafficking

More than 600 Pakistani girls 'sold as brides' to China

At least 629 girls and women sold to Chinese men in a period of two years, AP reports quoting Pakistani investigators.

More than 600 Pakistani girls 'sold as brides' to China

Human trafficking

First 16 victims of UK truck tragedy arrive back in Vietnam

Ten of the dead would-be migrants were teenagers, including two 15-year-olds; most came from three central provinces.

First 16 victims of UK truck tragedy arrive back in Vietnam

France

'You pass or you die. We don't have other options'

Refugees in Calais who attempt dangerous crossing to UK in trucks explain why they risk their lives.

Being smuggled in a truck can be deadly. So why do people do it?

Asia Pacific

Vietnam arrests more suspects over UK truck tragedy

Total number of arrests in Vietnam rises to 10 in connection with deaths of 39 people found in truck in UK last month.

Vietnam arrests 8 more suspects over UK truck deaths