Dozens of migrants killed in shipwreck off Libya’s coast

Ten survivors brought back to Libya after at least 43 migrants and refugees died on Tuesday, UN bodies report. At least 43 migrants and refugees have been killed in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said, the first tragic event of 2021 […]

Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail in sex abuse case

US judge rejects $28.5m bail package for Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, who was arrested in July. A US judge on Monday denied bail to Ghislaine Maxwell, citing the risk the British socialite might flee from charges she assisted in the late financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of girls. US District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan said […]

Satellite data used to track forced labour on fishing vessels

Fishing vessels with crews of forced labourers behave in systematically different ways to the rest of the global fleet, according to a new study that used satellite data, machine learning and the on-the-ground expertise of human rights practitioners to identify such vessels. In the study, the first of its kind, up to 26 percent of […]

Nigeria police rescue 10 people after ‘baby factory’ raid

Rescued women said the owner hired men to impregnate them and then sell the newborns for profit. Ten people were rescued by police from an illegal maternity home – a so-called “baby factory” – in the Mowe area of the southwestern Nigerian state of Ogun on Tuesday “Acting on a tip-off, our men stormed the […]