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Inquiry into Human Trafficking in Scotland

Report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Executive summary

This Executive Summary is drawn from the main Report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Inquiry into Human Trafficking in Scotland.

Part 1 of this summary outlines the nature, extent and causes of trafficking in Scotland. Part 2 then goes on to identify the areas of policy, regulation, legislation and action, which need to be addressed.

We have made 10 findings, along with corresponding recommendations designed to improve the responses to human trafficking, put victims at the centre of action related to it, and make Scotland a hostile environment for human traffickers. All of these elements are tackled in greater detail in the main report.