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31 May 2008
Macedonian Inspectors from the Interior Ministry’s Organized Crime Department and Border Police officers will be taught by the OSCE mission to Skopje better methods and techniques to deal with the identification of victims and to provide...
26 May 2008
NewStatesman’s Viv Groskop reports that the Women Leaders’ Council, a group of political figures, diplomats, business leaders and celebrities – with Ruslana, the Ukrainian popstar singing in campaign ads – has started to put...
26 May 2008
Romanian ‘ZIUA on line’ reports that according to a recent report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) Romanian women are most trafficked, with 2,285 victims in 2006 almost ten times more than in all the other countries in the...
22 May 2008
‘Turkish Daily News’ reports about the project “Towards Good Governance, Protection and Justice for Children in Turkey: Children First” which provided special training to children, including the physically impaired between...
22 May 2008
Greek police broke a child pornography ring, believed to be part of a European network, and charged 21 people with possessing and trafficking hard-core material on the Internet. Greece’s conservative government passed a law in 2007 that...
19 May 2008
The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) reacted strongly to anti-Romani riots taking place in Naples and other big cities in Italy, last week. In an official letter sent to major Italian political actors, ERRC linked last week’s events with...
17 May 2008
According to ‘EU Observer’, last week’s attacks on Roma communities in Italy have been followed by critical comments from several European countries, even MEPs debated the crackdowns on Roma in Italy and elsewhere across Europe...
15 May 2008
Several media in Belgrad published and broadcast photos of a nude 12 year-old girl made with a mobile phone. According to the Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Ambassador Hans Ola Urstad *the publishing is a severe violation of the right of...
09 May 2008
The ‘Council of Europe’ reveals the willingness of the Council to speed up the entry into force of the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. Regional conferences will be organised with...
08 May 2008
‘The Mail on Sunday’ points out the cultural habits of early arranged child weddings among Roma communities by taking an example of a young couple which had a wedding ceremony last April in a pub in London. Obviously, forced wedding...

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