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20 Aug 2019
According to recent estimates, more than 15,000 minors are trafficked every year into Europe as part of the growing phenomenon of football players migration and trafficking, says Ini-Obong Nkang, a doctoral researcher in Sports Law at the Nottingham...
12 Aug 2019
In a press release, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, or Europol, announced the results of a European-wide joint operation against the trafficking of minors for sexual exploitation, forced begging, and labour exploitation....
30 Jul 2019
Europol, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, launched a new task force to tackle criminal networks operating in migrant smuggling and trafficking of human beings. The newly implemented operational platform is called the Joint...
25 Jul 2019
Save the Children Italy has published a report providing an updated overview of the trafficking and exploitation systems of minors in Italy, with a special focus on sexual exploitation. The 13th edition of the report was published days ahead of the...
30 Jun 2019
The OSCE region is witnessing major movement of people triggered by on-going conflicts, general instability and a lack of economic opportunities in neighbouring regions and in some OSCE regions as well. This movement is comprised of refugees,...
01 Apr 2019
According to the radio programme Argos, over 1,000 refugee children disappeared from refugee centres in the Netherlands in 2013–2017. Around 60 refugee children of Vietnamese origin ran away in the past five years, fearing that they were at risk of...
21 Mar 2019
According to a recent report by the National Assistance System for Victims of Human Trafficking and the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI), human trafficking is present in Finland, affecting both Finnish children, and...
15 Mar 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria reported that the National Program for Preventing and Counteracting Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting Victims for 2019 was adopted by the Bulgarian Government. This is an annual document...
01 Mar 2019
The Anti-Trafficking Strategy is a five-year national policy to combat human trafficking that focuses on the areas of: prevention, protection of victims, prosecution, partnership, co-ordination and international cooperation. The starting point of...
25 Jan 2019
Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published a report providing as assessment of the progress Italy has made in the past four years in relation to combating trafficking in human beings, linked...

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