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BSI Human Trafficking and Supply Chain Slavery Index reveals UK exposed to increased risk of modern day slavery

According to the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Index, Russia, Slovakia, India and Pakistan are all ‘severe risk’ source countries of ‘modern day slaves’ to the UK. Of the G7 nations, Italy is identified as a ‘high risk’ country partly due to the conflict in Syria....
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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Home Secretary outlines plans for heightened UK security in wake of Nice terror episode

Newly-installed Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given a detailed statement to Parliament following the terrorist attack in Nice that occurred at the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday 14 July. At least 84 people were killed when a heavy goods lorry was deliberately driven into...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
Delegates at the Interpol gathering on border security
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European Union ministers focus on access to Interpol’s databases at border points

Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock has welcomed the decision by European Union (EU) ministers for all EU external border control points to be connected to Interpol’s global databases and for automatic screening of travel documents to be introduced by March next year. The...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
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Nuclear resurgence demands secure asset protection

Confirmation of £6 billion worth of Chinese investment for Hinkley Point C should finally trigger Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation – and with it the need for intelligent and integrated security systems, as Chris Plimley explains. We’re still awaiting the ultimate...
Posted On 13 Nov 2015
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Syrian refugee tragedy escalates debate on border security regimes to fever pitch

The tragic human cost of the present refugee crisis unravelling across mainland Europe finally crashed into our mass conscience with the gruesome images of the body of a three year-old Syrian boy washed ashore in Turkey. Consequently, the rhetoric around whether to lock down our...
Posted On 08 Sep 2015
Europol's headquarters in The Hague
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Production of counterfeit goods across the EU “on the rise” warns Europol

Publication of the first extensive and in-depth Situation Report on Counterfeiting in the European Union (EU) is the direct result of a joint project carried out by EU agencies Europol and the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) through the European Observatory...
Posted On 05 May 2015