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16 Oct 2009
‘Irish Times’ reports that a recently published study on migrant children looked separately at the experience of children from African, Eastern European and Latin American migrants and returning Irish emigrants. School was found to...
16 Oct 2009
‘Allmoldova’ reports that La Strada in cooperation with the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication issued a 4.5-lei-stamp for October 18th, European Day against Trafficking in Persons. The stamp was printed in 50,000...
16 Oct 2009
OSCE reports on its website that the head of OSCE Mission to Serbia praised the Serbian government’s efforts in combating human trafficking, specifically for the i*ncreasing number of investigations initiated and for improving victim...
15 Oct 2009
‘Sofia Echo’ reports that two Bulgarian police officers are accused of molesting a 16-year-old girl, who reportedly approached them for assistance. The two have been charged with abuse of authority and statutory rape and have been...
15 Oct 2009
‘Kyiv Post’ reports that three members of parliament are implicated in a child abuse case currently under investigation. The adoptive father of two children is reported to abuse them for the past three years, but others also were...
12 Oct 2009
‘Baptist Press’ reports that thanks to a program of the Southern Baptists, nearly 400 Roma schoolchildren receive free meals at schools to fight malnutrition, anemia and decrease the vulnerability to TB. The lunches are served in two...
12 Oct 2009
OSCE reports on its website that it supported a conference on the protection of the rights of trafficked persons and the prosecution of traffickers in Kyiv. The event brings together 150 judges, policymakers, law enforcement practioners and NGOs to...
11 Oct 2009
BBC’s Gavin Hewitt published a feature story about the main illegal migration route in Europe, starting from the Greek Island of Samos, discovering the ways migrants make it to their countries of desire, putting their lives at risk.
11 Oct 2009
‘Economic Times’ reports that a joint study conducted by the UN and the Council of Europe found that five to ten per cent of kidney transplants performed annually are the result of trafficking. According to the study the main reason...
11 Oct 2009
‘MTI’ reports that the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner visited Hungary, meeting senior officials to review the situation of Roma and the discrimination they face in several areas. Mr. Hammarberg was especially...

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