The UK and neighbouring European states fail to protect thousands of adults and children trafficked and forced into crime, according to a new study by the RACE in Europe Project. Authored by a group of leading human rights NGOs, including ECPAT UK and Anti-Slavery International, the report, Trafficking for Forced Criminal Activities and Begging in Europe, reveals that many victims who have been trafficked for criminal exploitation suffer prosecution and imprisonment, while their traffickers evade punishment.

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