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15 Feb 2008
Special treatment standards for human trafficking victims are approved by the government of Azerbaijan announces the ‘Right of Choice’. Police has to treat victims of trafficking with appropriate behavior and for the minors under 16,...
15 Feb 2008
Following a murder of a young boy in Sarajevo by others teenagers, public concerns are towards now the hardening of the juvenile justice system. ‘Balkan Insight’ describes that the main problem is the lack of legal and institutional...
14 Feb 2008
Based on the analysis of child trafficking phenomenon in Scotland done by Save the Children in 2005/2006, the ‘Sunday Herald’ comments the actual situation as increasing because the organized drugs gangs are now involved in this more...
14 Feb 2008
Spain has not yet signed the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings although the socialist government has promised to do so, reveals the Inter Press Service (IPS). The social mobilization of the non-governmental...
14 Feb 2008
‘The Observer’ denounces the detrimental way in which children victims of trafficking are treated. The direct consequence of the lack of protection of these children is their return into a life of exploitation. The NSPCC ask for legal...
07 Feb 2008
‘Helsingin Sanomat’ announces that Helsinki’s Social Services Department would repatriate the Romanian beggars mothers and their children to their origin country on child welfare grounds. The Minister of Migration and European...
31 Jan 2008
A short article in ‘Sofia Echo’ informs about the initiative of 5 Bulgarian MEPs who call for new policies for the unprivileged children, to be taken as a common European policy. After a BBC documentary about the life of children in...
31 Jan 2008
“A convicted sex offender has been working for a Leeds Christian charity in a mission to help orphans in Romania”, wrote the ‘Yorkshire Evening Post’. This news in brief points out the importance of a Child Protection Policy...
28 Jan 2008
A ‘Sunday Telegraph’ investigation reveals that hundreds of young children are being sold and trafficked to Britain from Africa. The press article indicates that the children are sold by their parents, some while still babies, to...
28 Jan 2008
The Norwegian newspaper, ‘Aftenposten’, reports the disappearance of eleven children form asylum centers in Norway last year. The suspicion of the immigration officials is that they are victims of human trafficking. Two years ago,...

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