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July 18, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Of the 2,726 victims of child abuse to whom DSWD offices provided services as of September, the DSWD identified 74 as victims of sexual exploitation, including victims of cyber pornography" (29).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania

"[The Committee] is, however, concerned at: (a) The persistence of trafficking in and sexual exploitation of women and girls in the country, and reports of trafficking in girls for domestic work and sexual exploitation" (page 8).
June 25, 2018, 9 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, DV-DATA-1

"Human rights problems reported during the year included cases of domestic violence, primarily against women, and trafficking of women, men, and children for sexual and labor exploitation" (1).
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"According to the Information Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan, only two people in the territory of Turkmenistan filed claims that they had been victims of human trafficking during the first half of 2016" (21)." According to the statistics for 2015, four criminal cases against five persons were brought in Turkmenistan on charges of human trafficking. For the seven months of 2016 — two criminal cases against two persons were brought. In three criminal cases involving three persons (for the seven months of 2016 — one person), the preliminary investigations were completed, and the cases were sent to the court for its consideration" (21).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Nevertheless, it remains deeply concerned that the State party remains a source, destination and transit country for trafficking in persons, in particular women and girls, for purposes of sexual exploitation and labour exploitation" (7).
May 29, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"In 2013 more than 90 percent of human trafficking victims were female and more than 60 percent were younger than 18 years" (19). "...during the year an international NGO working in Vientiane assisted 1,961 children and youth, many of them victims of domestic violence, sex tourism, and trafficking" (21).
May 15, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The Committee welcomes the revised Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, which entered into force in 2015, and the establishment of a trust fund for victims of trafficking in 2008. The Committee is nonetheless concerned that...The State party remains a source, transit and destination country for trafficking in persons, in particular women and girls, for purposes of sexual and labour exploitation; Owing to migration flows in the subregion, internally displaced women and girls and women living in poverty are vulnerable to trafficking;
May 11, 2018, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"It is concerned, however, that the State party remains a source, transit and destination country for victims of trafficking, in particular women and girls, that law enforcement is weak and that no traffickers were convicted between 2013 and 2015" (pg 7).
May 10, 2018, 7:17 p.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"More than 700 victims of trafficking have been rescued so far in 2012, taking the total number of victims rescued since the adoption of Act No. 26364 in April 2008 to 3,465, according to information from the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. In 2012, more than 300 raids were conducted in different parts of the country in which 278 people who were being exploited for labour were rescued and a further 434 persons who were being exploited sexually were freed. The statistics indicate that 627 of these people were adults and the remaining 85 were minors, and that 344 were Argentine nationals and 368 were foreign nationals" (pg 7).more
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The Committee is, however, concerned about...The limited access to data on victims of trafficking, disaggregated by sex, age and nationality" (7).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Statistics for 2011 show 12 women victims of trafficking; and, for the period 2000-2011, 3,536 girls and 3,246 boys victims of trafficking (MASSN, 2011)" (19).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"That there were no convictions in the State party for the crime of trafficking in 2013-2014 and only one conviction to date in 2015" (7).
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The Committee . . . reiterates its concern at the prevalence of sex tourism in the State party and the lack of information on efforts to prevent the exploitation of prostitution and to address its root causes as well as the lack of disaggregated statistical data on trafficking and exploitation of prostitution" (page 7).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The Committee notes with concern: (a) The high and growing number of cases of human trafficking in human beings, in particular women and children in border areas. (b) Cases of internal trafficking of indigenous women for purposes of forced prostitution, in particular in areas in which major development projects are being implemented" (7).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"When the country was at war, there was trafficking of young girls taken to Lebanon. According to the judicial inquiries under way, there are thought to have been 300 victims of that trafficking. Judicial proceedings have begun but are being obstructed by insufficient cooperation from the country hosting the victims. Since 2010, according to police sources, young girls have been victims of trafficking in the sub-region. By the end of the first half of 2012, 24 case files had been passed to the police" (15).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia

"The Committee notes with concern that there have been no prosecutions under the Trafficking in Persons Act (2007) and that only one investigation is currently under way. It is also concerned about the lack of information on the number of victims of trafficking and on the measures taken to address exploitation of prostitution of women and girls and child sex tourism, as well as about the lack of programmes to support women wishing to leave prostitution. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Conduct a study to investigate the extent and root causes of trafficking in women and girls and exploitation of prostitution; (b) Implement the Trafficking in Persons...more
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Despite efforts by the State to address the problem, the inadequate investigation of cases of trafficking in women and girls, and the prosecution and punishment of perpetrators, remains a weakness. According to information from the National Council against Trafficking, as of December 2012 there had been 43 convictions for this crime" (22).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The Committee is also concerned that, according to the National Surveillance System on Violence, Abuse and Exploitation, the prevalence of violence against women and girls is high, as is the rate of abduction of young girls, often perpetrated by persons known to the victims" (page 5).
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

The table on page 13 shows that the number of human trafficking victims is on the rise, and in 2014 there were 157 victims (13). "In 2014, a total of 324 persons (252 women, 15 of whom were under the age of 18, and 72 men) were being followed up as victims of human trafficking, i.e. most of them had been identified before 2014. Of the women, 212 were exploited for prostitution, while 14 were exploited within the au pair system" (13).
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"From 2013 to 2015 were noted 601 trafficking crimes, of which 414 received convictions; in 2015, 429 preliminary investigations were begun for the crime, of which 114 federal and 315 state, 124 convictions were given, there were 248 people sentenced, and justice received by 439 victims . . . At the local level, 2013-2016, the judicial branch of the CDMX integrated 186 case files for trafficking and prostitution; 1019 presumed female victims and 110 presumed male victims were registered, with 605 accused, 502 were tried (29.3% women), 309 convicted and 78 absolved" (page 19).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

Table 2 shows that in 2012, there were 13 reported cases of trafficking and in 2013 there were 7 reported cases (12). "Since 2009, 12 indictments have been served in respect of the offence of trafficking and 03 convictions have been secured. There were no acquittals during this period" (13). Table 3 shows that in 2011, there were 20 reported cases and 9 prosecutions with 11 investigations pending of trafficking offenses. In 2012, there were 28 reported cases, 15 prosecutions, and 13 investigations pending. In 2013, there were 6 reported cases, 2 prosecutions, and 4 investigations pending. In 2014, there were 6 reported cases, 4 prosecutions, and 2 investigations pending...more
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"We find that the crime indicators are decreasing (see CCD, p. 144). Concerning the actual state of convictions for human trafficking, it is noted that currently in Moldova 133 convicts serve a prison sentence for crimes under Article 165 (trafficking) and 206 (child trafficking) of the Criminal Code. Of the total number of such convicts, 117 persons were convicted under Article 165 (48 men and 69 women) and 16 persons under Article 206 (10 men and 6 women)" (Pg 17). "Since its launch in 2006 until 2010, 1,333 beneficiaries received assistance within the NRS, of which 243 were victims of human trafficking and 910 potential victims. In 2010 via the...more
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Detailed studies or statistics on trafficking in women in Palestine are lacking. The topic is a sensitive one in the Palestinian social context. However, research suggests that human trafficking is rare and not organized" (24).
Feb. 7, 2018, noon
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"Further, the Committee is concerned about the insufficient information about the extent of trafficking in women and girls, in particular internal trafficking from rural to urban areas, and about the lack of information on the phenomenon of exploitation of prostitution in the State party" (5).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"There has been an increase in the number of reports to the police concerning, preliminary investigations started on and prosecutions for human trafficking and crimes similar to human trafficking" (page 25). "Sweden’s national rapporteur in matters concerning human trafficking at the National Police Board considers that it is difficult to estimate the number of victims of human trafficking in Sweden. In 2012 the police drew up 21 reports on human trafficking for sexual purposes and 48 reports on human trafficking for non-sexual purposes. In all the reports on human trafficking for sexual purposes the victims were women. The official crime statistics do not report sex-disaggregated statistics concerning purchases of sexual...more
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children remained a concern. No recent data was available on its prevalence, however" (10).
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

Jan. 25, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government reported investigating 280 trafficking cases, prosecuting 155 traffickers, and obtaining convictions against 151 traffickers during 2014. Of the 280 trafficking cases, 58 investigations (20 percent) involved suspected cases of forced labor" (49).
Jan. 23, 2018, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Argentina

"the Committee notes with concern: (a) That the State party is used as a country of origin, transit country and country of destination for trafficking in women, mainly women from Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Paraguay and Peru" (8).
Jan. 22, 2018, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings concluded in several of her annual reports that the legislation that prohibits the purchase of sexual services functions as an 'effective barrier to the establishment of traffickers in Sweden'. The National Rapporteur estimates that between 400 and 600 women are trafficked into Sweden every year, mainly from Bulgaria and Romania, the Eastern European countries such as Estonia and Lithuania, and from Russia. This number has remained fairly constant during the past several years" (page 8).