We the undersigned MPs and Lords express our concern about the latest reports published by Human Rights organisation including a report by La Strada, University of Florence and the International UN Watch where it revealed human trafficking of girls between UAE and Europe is on the rise where Britain has been a transit station for smugglers.
We call on HM Government to take immediate action to ensure that such dangerous phenomenon seized immediately.
Thus, demanding UAE and its airlines to take immediate measures that no victims are being trafficked from Europe to UAE including using transit station via UK airports or ports.
The UK government should demand that the UAE to take greater steps to end human trafficking in its territories. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was named a Tier Two country for human trafficking with Dubai being described as one of the top destinations for traffickers, and yet the UAE has exerted insufficient efforts to combat international human trafficking.
We hope that the UK government will:
1. Urge the UAE to take further steps in response to international human trafficking from and into its territory.
2. Pressure UAE to crack down on illegal activities in relation to human trafficking.
3. Call on UAE to provide immediate support to victims of human trafficking without resorting to deportation to third countries
4. Prosecute groups and networks of human trafficking and work with other governments to resolve the crisis.
5- Any future trade agreements should ensure that UAE is respecting Human Rights and will seriously fight human trafficking.
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Baroness Harris of Richmond
MP Alexander David Sobel