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06 Nov 2019
The OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings urged the Romanian authorities to enhance their efforts against human trafficking. Based on the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report Romania is one of Europe's...
24 Oct 2019
National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators and Rapporteurs from 42 countries across the Council and Europe and OSCE region, met on 22–23 October 2019, to discuss, among other things, the protection of child victims. Valiant Richey, OSCE Special...
18 Oct 2019
Today is the day of the European Anti-trafficking Day (18 October), a campaign launched in 2005 by the Council of Europe to raise awareness of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. Marija Pejčinović Burić, the Secretary-...
09 Oct 2019
The Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has acknowledged Switzerland's progress on identification and protection of human trafficking victims, but at the same time called for further measures to tackle the...
29 Sep 2019
This month, with the help of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol), the Spanish and French national police dismantled a large poly-criminal network involved in migrant smuggling, and human and drug trafficking. The...
26 Sep 2019
According to the ILO, some 40 million people are victims of slavery (70% of whom are women): 25 million people in forced labour, and 15 million in forced marriage. Recently, 165 suspected victims of slavery from Bulgaria were discovered working for...
18 Sep 2019
Focus News Agency reported that the Bulgarian Parliament has recently adopted amendments to the Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Act. The requisite to adopt the amendments derived from the need to act in accordance with international legal...
13 Aug 2019
The user's guide and training module on ‘Unified Standard Operating Procedures for Transnational Cooperation on Case Management - Based on the Annex to Bi-National Protocols for the Protection of Victims and Potential Victims of Trafficking with a...
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,...

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