Plans to impose tougher jail terms on foreign nationals who breach deportation orders risks hurting trafficking victims and those whose valid asylum claims have been wrongly rejected, an immigration lawyer fears.
Because of human rights, states can’t use ‘deep interrogation’ techniques, the presumption of innocence must be upheld and everyone must have access to justice, including legal aid in some cases.
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Victims of trafficking were forced into illegal work. A young boy was forced to cultivate cannabis, and a woman promised child-minding work was forced into prostitution. Their history of trafficking should have been taken into account.