Britain told to do more to protect ‘slaves’ in embassies | News
More issues on the international front. Aren’t governments supposed to be looking out for people? I guess that doesn’t apply to officials who think they are entitled to bring back slavery?
Britain is failing to prosecute international diplomats who abuse domestic staff working in London embassies, according to a US State Department report.A study on human trafficking warned that repeated allegations of mistreatment are going unpunished as officials hide behind diplomatic immunity.The 400-page Trafficking in Persons report claimed that workers brought from their homelands are being held prisoner in the embassies, working 16-hour days, seven days a week for low pay. Some are bullied and assaulted.Luis CdeBaca, an American ambassador in charge of human trafficking, said: “We have seen enough allegations of diplomatic abuses of domestic servants in London that have gone unaddressed that we would like to work with our counterparts to come up with, for want of a better word, an industry standard.”The report said Britain did a lot to eliminate trafficking, but warned: “Some domestic workers reportedly are subjected to forced labour by diplomats in the UK. There are concerns that these diplomatic employers are often immune from prosecution.”
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