Inquiry Into Human Trafficking. Report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Commission decided to undertake an inquiry into human trafficking in Scotland, as it regards trafficking in human beings as inseparable from inequality, and as one of the most severe human rights abuses in the modern world. The inquiry investigated human trafficking in all its forms with a particular interest in trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation given its often distinctively severe impact on victims. However, the Commission also found other serious trafficked exploitation including forced labour, domestic servitude, and victims being forced to commit crime.