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03 Jul 2009
The Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU (FRA) released a report on Child Trafficking in the European Union – Challenges, perspectives and good practices. The report notes that many children fall victim to trafficking every year and that there...
29 Jun 2009
‘Galway Advertiser’ reports that Irish and British designers are joining forces with the local Discovery Church to organise a fundraiser fashion show to rescue victims of human trafficking. The fashion show is entitled “Fashion...
25 Jun 2009
‘The Irish Times’ reports that Irish police is investigating a total of 65 cases of suspected human trafficking into the State for exploitation, according to new official figures. Fourteen of the cases involve children. Most of the...
21 Jun 2009
Amnesty International launched its ‘Recommendations to the Swedish Presidency of the EU’ yesterday at a press conference in Brussels. In this document, AI presents specific recommendations to the Swedish Presidency on a range of...
20 Jun 2009
‘EuropeNews’ published a documentary video Sex Traffic (produced by the Poppy Project), which explores the global trafficking problem through personal stories and unfettered access to traffickers and the people they use as commodities...
18 Jun 2009
‘UTV’ reports that 110 Romanians, including many small children, some as young as six weeks, are under armed police guard at a secret location in Belfast, after racist, menacing text messages have been sent around, warning Romanian Roma...
14 Jun 2009
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg presented his report on Belgium today. The Commissioner welcomes the new policy not to detain most of the irregular migrant families and considers the new housing system a...
14 Jun 2009
The 4th Meeting of the European Forum on the Rights of the Child will address a severe topic: Child Labour.* The Forum will focus on how to effectively address child labour using instruments the EU has at its disposal. Within the main theme of...
14 Jun 2009
The Human Rights Council adopted eight resolutions under its agenda item on the promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development, concerning the creation of...
08 Jun 2009
UNICEF raised its voice about increasing child labour in Afghanistan. According to the Radio Free Europe report, girls are more likely to be forced to work than boys because they have fewer educational opportunities and are under greater social...

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