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Definition of trafficking

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In recent years trafficking has become a buzz word for the anti brigade and is one of the reasons used why paying for sex should be made illegal but what exactly is trafficking? Does trafficking only refer to women forced to work against their will. A typical scenario being a woman who is offered a job in a foreign country with no indication she is expected to work in the sex industry but when she arrives in the country she is forced to work in

a parlour. Is trafficking used to describe all WGs who are in the country illegally even if they are working of their own free will, can leave when they want and are not in any way ill treated. A woman comes into this country who does not have the legal right here to work here. She sets herself up as an escort and she keeps all her earnings to herself. She has made all her own travel arrangements and she has paid for her fares herself. As the woman is working illegally, is she classed as being trafficked despite working for herself and having recieved no help in travelling to this country? Is the term trafficking even used to describe foreign women who are in this country legally? One way to support a claim that vast numbers of women are being trafficked into this country is to have a very broad definition of trafficking.

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http://www.opsi.gov.uk/Acts/acts2003/ukpga_20030042_en_5#pt1-pb15-l1g57

Click on that and you'll see the actual legislation.

To put it in English it basically says that if you help a person to travel into or through the UK in the knowledge that that person will be used in the commission of an offence under part 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (or various protection of children offences) then you are guilty of trafficking.

An offence under part 1 of the SOA 2003 could be almost anything. You can read for yourself. It could be rape. Or it could just as easily be that the girl comes here to willingly work in a brothel or escort agency. That's an offence under part 1 of the SOA 2003 and her coming here enabled you to commit that offence.

If working in a brothel wasn't illegal she wouldn't be trafficked. She'd just be a migrant worker. Yet that is probably the most common crime committed by the traffickers.

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If working in a brothel wasn't illegal she wouldn't be trafficked.

But working in a brothel isn't illegal.

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But working in a brothel isn't illegal.

you are a pedantic twat sometimes. You know what I meant.

If EMPLOYING someone in a brothel.........

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you are a pedantic twat sometimes.

I am a pedantic twat all the time

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If working in a brothel wasn't illegal she wouldn't be trafficked. She'd just be a migrant worker. Yet that is probably the most common crime committed by the traffickers.

I believe I read in a report in the press that it's specifically trafficking (in this legal sense) into this country that will be affected by the changes in the law, implying that trafficking inside the country will be unaffected. Perhaps they were worried about casting the net too wide and catching women who are not prostitutes in the technical definition. In which act is "brothel" defined?

"And another thing" - according to some media reports, paying for sex with a trafficked (legal sense) person is going to "be" rape. Why does it have to "be" rape, rather than be treated the same as rape (of course it shouldn't be treated the same as rape, but that's a separate point)? In point of fact, it simply is not rape - that's not a judgement of any kind, merely a distinction between two things that are not identical. Delusion piled on delusion.

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