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06 Jun 2009
‘Irish Times’ reports that Irish Minister of Justice Dermot Ahern introduced the government’s action plan to combat human trafficking. Key preventative measures include penalties of up to life imprisonment for trafficking of...
05 Jun 2009
‘Irish Times’ reports that new criminal sanctions for sex tourists who abuse children abroad and those who “groom” children online have been proposed by the European Commission. Anti-trafficking elements of the package would...
05 Jun 2009
‘The Independent’ reports that a photographic exhibition was opened about the horrors of modern slavery organized by Amnesty International with the aim of raising awareness about this problem. While people may have heard of well-...
04 Jun 2009
‘New Europe’ published an interview with the Council of Europe’s Deputy Secretary General, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio. She has focused on the cause of vulnerable groups in society and began a three-year programme promoting...
04 Jun 2009
Ileana Savu, Secretary of State of the National Authority for the Protection of Children’s Rights, said that the system of child rights protection had made considerable progress in the last few years, due to the commitment and sustained...
04 Jun 2009
‘Keighleynews’ reports that the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre recognized the West Yorkshire Police’s Child and Public Protection Unit for its operation entitled Operation Gower, arresting 67 people and protecting 45...
04 Jun 2009
‘Metro’ reports that the charity organisation ‘“Crimestoppers”:http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/’ launched a week-long campaign to raise awareness of Britain’s booming drug culture. Under-age workers from...
01 Jun 2009
‘The Prague Post’ reports that the Czech Interior Ministry launched an early warning system on May 25 for missing children. Police have released alarming new statistics that indicate a rise in missing children and teenagers...
31 May 2009
‘The Sofia Echo’ reports that Alekso Petrov, producer and director of the controversial Bulgarian film Baklava has been sentenced in absentia to a fine of 3500 leva f**or “employing seven children aged between 16 and 18 without...
31 May 2009
‘Reuters’ reports that mumps has made a resurgence in parts of Europe in the past year with outbreaks in Britain, the Balkans and Moldova, health experts said. “Several European countries had also reported outbreaks in the past...

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