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New powers to tackle human trafficking in Scotland - BBC News
Courts can now impose prevention orders on those convicted of trafficking and exploitation offences.

New powers to tackle human trafficking and exploitation have come into effect.

Courts will now be able to impose special prevention orders on people convicted of trafficking and exploitation offences.

The orders can impose a range of restrictions such as preventing offenders from employing staff, working with children or travelling to certain countries.

Breaching an order will be a criminal offence.

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said: “We will continue to make Scotland an increasingly hostile place for those who treat other human beings as commodities.

"These new powers for the police and courts will help to further protect the public from harm.”