Quietly making its way through the Scottish Parliament’s legislative process is a bill on Human Trafficking and Exploitation.

Not as popular or trendy among Scotland’s new social movements as, say, land reform or gender-based quotas, it is nevertheless a draft law worthy of close scrutiny.

Some background and history is vital to understanding the context of this bill, and, be warned, a LOT of reading is required to get a solid grasp of this subject. Tabloid headlines and glib catchphrases can never do justice to a complex and global issue like this.

Start your reading here:

What is trafficking in persons?

A brief history of anti-trafficking

Who’s who in anti-trafficking?

… (more to follow)