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13 Sep 2009
‘Miami Herald’ reports that the UN investigator on trafficking said that rising poverty, youth unemployment, gender inequality and demand for cheap labour, fueled by the global economic crisis is likely to escalate human trafficking....
11 Sep 2009
‘Reliefweb’ published the whole speech of Ms. Navenethem Pillay, the UN high commissioner for Human Rights at the 12th session of the Human Rights Council. Her focus was on discrimination – and among other things – she spoke...
10 Sep 2009
‘ANSAmed’ reports that the main topic of the Italian and Spanish Prime ministers was immigration. Berlusconi had to fend off criticism that Italy was carrying out inhumane and immoral policies in repelling boatloads of migrants on...
07 Sep 2009
‘Reuters’ reports that the US Department of labour released a study for the first time, listing goods produced by child labour or forced labour. While the ILO has found that 69 percent of child labour is in agriculture, it is also used...
06 Sep 2009
‘ISRIA’ reports that the Swedish Presidency expressed deep concern about the imminent execution of three juveniles in Iran who committed crimes when they were minors. The EU notes that these executions would be a direct contravention of...
06 Sep 2009
The Dutch MFA’s website reports that the Foreign Minister has asked the Dutch MEPs to press for speedier measures to eliminate child labour. The Netherlands is urging the EU to be more ambitious and decisive in combating child labour.
30 Aug 2009
The ‘BBC’ in its program “This World” is covering the problem of Roma children being exploited in European cities as beggars and thieves. The BBC online provides a short video providing an example of what street observation...
28 Aug 2009
‘China View’ reports that ECPAT Austria admitted during a press conference that Austria was not only becoming a gathering place for child prostitutes from Eastern Europe but also a *transit point of the flow of these child prostitutes...
28 Aug 2009
‘The Local’ reports that Sweden has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe – twice as many as “runner up” the UK, a new study shows. The high figures in Sweden can not it seems be explained purely by an...
27 Aug 2009
‘Alertnet’ published an interview with Benjamin Skinner who is a researcher of modern-day slavery, having travelled around the world for four years. He speaks of slavery around-the-world, including Romania and Moldova.

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