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27 Mar 2009
‘Stockholm News’ reveals that a Swedish couple is stuck in Ukraine because Sweden authorities consider their child as Ukrainian and do not want them to bring him back. On the other side, Ukrainian authorities consider the baby as...
26 Mar 2009
‘The Malta Independent’ reports that a Pakistan-based human trafficking ring is using Malta as a transit country for its business of illegal immigration of Pakistanis to Europe. The migrants reportedly are entering Malta as tourists...
26 Mar 2009
‘The Moscow Times’ reports that a colonel from the Russian Defense Ministry’s intelligence branch has been charged with leading an international crime ring trafficking women and children as sex slaves. According to the newspaper,...
23 Mar 2009
‘The Sofia Echo’ reports that there have been a lot of changes in the field of international adoption of children in Bulgaria during the past 15 months. These changes resulted in an increase of the number of adoptions. In 2007, there...
22 Mar 2009
In order to make it more difficult for paedophiles to access child pornography on the net, the German cabinet agreed today on plans than notably will oblige service providers to block access to websites containing such images, reports the German...
22 Mar 2009
According to the Council of Europe website, Moldova has amended its family code, in order to prohibit corporal punishment of children. Every child in Moldova has now “the right to be protected against abuses, including corporal punishment by...
21 Mar 2009
‘BBC News’ reports that new support services for women victims of trafficking in Northern Ireland are being launched on Wednesday. A police representative is quoted saying that women targeted by the gangs are coming from Eastern Europe...
19 Mar 2009
The ‘Guardian’ reports that Italian education minister plans to set a 30% limit per class on immigrant pupils. The aim is reportedly to avoid ghettos, as over 5000’000 non-Italian children are studying in Italian schools. However...
16 Mar 2009
The largest ever people-trafficking ring in Israel has been recently uncovered, according to ‘IRIN’. Twelve members of the gang (all women) were arrested for having reportedly trafficked more than 2’000 women from Moldova, Belarus...
15 Mar 2009
Comment : The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) publishes several articles referring to what it calls “the dynamics of anti-Romani policies, practices and sentiments in Italy”. The organization says that even if it is true that...

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