Lawyers, banks, and NGOs join forces to fight human trafficking

Thomson Reuters Foundation launches new toolkit to scrutinise financial data

04 May 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised on the development of a new toolkit to help European banks fight human trafficking using financial data.

The toolkit is the product of the European Bankers Alliance, a multi-stakeholder working group, established in 2015 by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, as well as Barclays, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank, and Santander, among others.

The alliance also includes expert anti-trafficking group STOP THE TRAFFIK, Europol, and the UK’s Anti-Slavery Commissioner and National Crime Agency.

A team of 11 HSF l...

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