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April 20, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Hungary
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the measures adopted by the State party to improve the framework to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings, in particular: (a) Resolution 1018/2008 (III. 26.) on the national strategy against human trafficking for the period from 2008 to 2012;The appointment of a National Coordinator against human trafficking and the establishment of the national coordination mechanism" (1).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-1

" the Committee remains concerned about the prevalence of the trafficking of women and girls to the State party and the absence of comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation, as well as the failure of the State party to criminalize all forms of trafficking. It is also concerned about the limited definition of pimping, which may impede the adequate prosecution of the exploitation of prostitution, as well as the limited data currently available to determine the scale of the phenomenon" (7).
April 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The low rates of prosecution and conviction in cases of trafficking in women and girls and the lack of available disaggregated data on victims. The lack of a unified approach across cantons to identify victims and refer them to the appropriate protection services and the inadequate human and financial resources allocated to victim protection services. The lack of a comprehensive victim protection programme that offers specific accommodation along with organized rehabilitation and reintegration measures, access to counselling, medical treatment, psychological support and redress, including compensation for victims, in particular migrant women who are not automatically entitled to temporary residence permits unless they cooperate with the police and the judicial authorities" ...more
April 11, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"National Strategy for the Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings covering the period 2014-2017" (Pg 2). "The Committee welcomes the significant efforts of the State party in combating trafficking in women and girls, including for the purpose of sexual and labour exploitation, by introducing amendments to the Criminal Code (LawNo. 144/2013) criminalizing the use of services provided by victims of trafficking and decriminalizing victims of trafficking. It commends the State party on its efforts to improve the referral of victims to appropriate services, and improve the protection and assistance provided, including financial assistance. The Committee notes with concern, however, that the State party remains a source and destination country for ...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"At the national level, the following enactments, inter alia, should be noted: 1) Act No. 029-2008/AN of 15 May 2008 on combating human trafficking and related practices" (11). "The following measures have been taken in order to remedy that situation: 1) Establishment of watchdog committees at the national and local levels in order to combat trafficking in persons and related practices; 2) On 24 October 2012, conclusion of a cooperation agreement between Burkina Faso and Côte d’ Ivoire on combating cross-border trafficking; 3) In 2013, conduct of a study on human trafficking; 4) Establishment of a police force to detect human trafficking in border areas; 5) In 2012, establishment of ...more
April 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the 2012 and 2015 amendments to Federal Law No. 51 of 2006 on Combating Human Trafficking, the national strategy adopted by the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking and the availability of a hotline and of shelters for women and girls who are victims of trafficking. The Committee is, however, concerned that the State party remains a country of destination and transit for women trafficked predominantly from South, South-East and Central Asia and Eastern Europe for purposes of forced labour and sexual exploitation. It is also concerned that the penalties provided for in Federal Law No. 51 are not commensurate with the gravity of the crime and ...more
April 10, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the establishment in 2012 of a subcouncil for the prevention of trafficking to coordinate the implementation of the Law on Combating Trafficking in Persons(2012). The Committee is concerned, however, at: The limited financial resources allocated to the implementation of existing legislation and programmes, in particular preventive programmes, to address the root causes of trafficking among girls and their families living in poverty and the insufficient protection and rehabilitation measures for women and girls who are victims of trafficking; The delay in the adoption of a national action plan on combating trafficking in persons; The lack of information on the number of complaints, investigations, prosecutions and convictions relating ...more
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with concern that there are three different laws on trafficking in women and girls that do not address the issue systematically, as well as a lack of information on the number of complaints, investigations, prosecutions and convictions relating to trafficking in women and girls and on support and rehabilitation programmes for victims" (Pg 6).
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the updated national referral system established in 2014 and the third national plan to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings (2014-2017), but is concerned: (a) That poverty among and the social exclusion of women, in particular disadvantaged and marginalized groups of women such as migrant, asylum-seeking and Roma women, increase their risk of becoming victims of trafficking and exploitation in prostitution; (b) That there is a lack of adequate victim identification mechanisms; (c) That a lenient sentencing policy is applied for traffickers, who reportedly are often charged with the crime of pimping, which carries a lighter punishment; (d) That there is a lack of information on ...more
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the various efforts made by the State party to combat trafficking in women and girls, but notes with concern: (a) That the State party remains a source country for internal and crossborder trafficking in women and children for purposes of sexual and labour exploitation as well as fraudulent internationally brokered marriage; (b) The increase in the number of trafficked girls and reports of trafficking in newborns; (c) The very low conviction rates under the Law on Human Trafficking; (d) The stigmatization of and administrative penalties imposed on women and girls in prostitution; (e) The lack of effective national mechanisms for the referral of victims of trafficking to ...more
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes that the Government of Indonesia and the State party are working together to establish a survivor healing programme, in particular for survivors of rape, sexual slavery and other forms of sexual violence committed during the Indonesian occupation in 1999" (7). "That sanctions for pimping and forced prostitution are not effectively and adequately imposed" (7). "That there is a low level of knowledge, skills and gender sensitivity on the part of the judiciary and law enforcement officials in handling trafficking cases" (7).
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following: (a) National plan to combat human trafficking, in 2015; (b) Gender and elections strategy, covering the period 2015-2020, aimed at enhancing the representation and participation of women in decision-making" (page 2). "The Committee reiterates its concern at the persistence of discriminatory stereotypes concerning the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family, such as the concept of 'the head of the household', which assigns this role to men, and the perpetuation ...more
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes with concern...The absence of shelters for women who are victims of trafficking outside La Paz and Santa Cruz and the lack of rehabilitation and reintegration services for victims" (7).
March 30, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption or establishment of the following: (a) National action plan on trafficking, launched in 2014" (2). "The Committee welcomes the launch of a national action plan to combat trafficking in 2014 and the establishment of a national anti-trafficking task force. The Committee notes that the State party remains a source and destination country for trafficking" (9).
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the adoption of the following institutional and policy framework elements: (a) Action plan for 2015-2016 on the prevention of trafficking in persons, in 2015" (2). "The Committee notes the adoption of an action plan to combat trafficking in persons for 2015-2016 and a programme of cooperation for 2011-2013 between States members of the Commonwealth of Independent States on combating trafficking in persons. It is concerned, however, at: (a) The lack of information on the number of complaints, investigations, prosecutions and convictions relating to trafficking in, and exploitation of the prostitution of, women and girls and on victim support and rehabilitation programmes" (5).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee had recommended “strengthen[ing] measures to combat and prevent trafficking in women and girls and to improve the economic situation of women so as to eliminate their vulnerability to exploitation and traffickers” (Paragraph 28).The Government is conscious of this phenomenon. With the help of civil society partners and international organizations, it has organized training sessions and awareness campaigns on the gravity of the phenomenon, with a view to preventing and fighting it" (15). "56. To prevent trafficking in women and girls and to improve their economic situation so as to eliminate their vulnerability to exploitation and traffickers, the Government has embarked on a series of crosscutting measures and, in ...more
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-1, CWC-DATA-4, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Child Care and Protection Act of 2015, which contains a chapter on combating trafficking in children; the inclusion of human trafficking among the 12 areas of focus in the revised National Gender Policy; and the use of the Prevention of Organized Crime Act of 2004 to combat trafficking in human beings as well as in the first criminal conviction in 2015 involving a case of human trafficking. The Committee is concerned, however, that the State party remains a source and destination country for trafficking in human beings, in particular women and girls, mainly for purposes of forced labour and sexual exploitation. The Committee ...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-3, TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-PRACTICE-1, IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-DATA-2

"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 19, 2018, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned at the delays in the adoption of Law No. 985 (2005) regulatory decree on the protection of and assistance to victims of trafficking. It is also concerned at the lack of information with respect to the extent and causes of the external and internal trafficking of women and girls despite the fact that the State party is a country of origin of external trafficking and despite the existence of internal trafficking, particularly in regions where development mega-projects are being carried out. It reiterates its previous concern (see CEDAW/C/COL/CO/6, para. 20) with respect to the absence of information on the exploitation of prostitution and measures to address ...more
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Prevention measures. In December of 2013, ISDEMU launched a national campaign under the theme “Trafficking in women is a crime, let’s speak out” seeking to raise awareness among girls, adolescents and women about the crime, and about the importance of preventing, detecting and reporting it. A communications diagnostic study was done to obtain a grasp of the state of knowledge, perceptions and attitudes on the issue among girls and women in different parts of the country to whom the campaign was being directed. In May of 2013 the National Council against Trafficking, the Regional Coalition against Trafficking in Persons and the Inter-American Development Bank launched a campaign under the motto ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-LAW-3, LDS-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2, IRP-PRACTICE-4, IRP-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-2

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 2005-06 of 10 May 2005 on combating trafficking in persons and similar practices and the protection of victims and of a national plan to combat trafficking in persons, in particular women and children, in 2009. It is concerned, however, about: (a) The absence of a clear definition of trafficking in persons in the national legislative framework; (b) The lack of data on the extent of trafficking in women and girls to, from and transiting through the State party; (c) Cases of trafficking of women and girls who are domestic workers, 'Internet brides' and women and girls subjected to forced labour, sexual exploitation, ...more
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee, while welcoming the creation of the National Committee for the Fight against Human Trafficking, which includes civil society representatives, notes with concern that the National Committee does not meet frequently and does not have the necessary human and financial resources. The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party in the area of international cooperation against trafficking. The Committee is, however, concerned at the lack of resources for the implementation of the national action plan against human trafficking and the absence of a system to collect disaggregated data on trafficking in women and girls to, from and within the State party, as well as to identify women at ...more
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

The Committee is concerned at the persistence of adverse cultural practices and traditions and patriarchal attitudes and deep-rooted stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in the family and in society, especially those portraying women as caregivers. The Committee notes that such stereotypes contribute to an increase in the practices of child and/or forced marriage, abduction of girls and polygamy and hence to the disadvantaged and unequal status of women in society. The Committee urges the State party: (a) To intensify media and other efforts to educate the public and raise awareness about existing sex-based stereotypes that persist at all levels of society, with a view to ...more
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Ministry is also distributing up to NOK 10 million from 2015 to projects/programmes that can help counter trafficking in Norway. Projects that may qualify include: 1) Targeted information measures/campaigns to increase awareness of human trafficking in Norway, so that more victims can be identified 2) Creation/expansion of telephone services for victims 3) Residential or follow-up programmes for trafficking victims 4) Other projects designed to prevent trafficking or assist victims" (35).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee [for Combating Trafficking in Persons] was formed under Cabinent Decision No. 244 of 20/07/1430 A.H. (13/07/2009). It is chaired by the chairman of the Human Rights Commission. Its members include representatives of the ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Justice, Social Affairs, Labour, Culture and Information as well as the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution. This committee is a key national mechanism for enforcing the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Offenses Law. Its functions include: (1) monitoring the conditions of victims to ensure that they are not harmed again (2) Developing a policy that presses for the active search for victims and trains law enforcement in ways for identifying victims (3) ...more
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The SEGOB established a program for missing women and girls called Dar Contigo. From 2013 to 2016, it has registered 1727 cases, of which 32% were located. The Special Prosecutor for Violent Crimes Against Women and Human Trafficking (FEVIMTRA) reported 100% efficiency of care; and as for locating the missing girls, boys and women, 79.9% (appendix 16)" (page 8). "Amber Alert Mexico: Between 2013 and 2015, the 32 federal entities adopted the Alert. From May 2012 to October 2016, the National Coordination of Amber Alert Mexico in the PGR activated 713 alerts, located 482 cases; the effectiveness indicator for the alert averaged from 2012 to 2014, an estimated 62.9%; in ...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"All reported cases of trafficking are investigated and prosecuted. It is significant that there have been no acquittals. The number of prosecutions for the specific offence of trafficking does not necessarily suggest that the rate of prosecutions is low, but may be explained by several factors. Though original reports of incidents may be classified as trafficking, during the course of investigations, it could transpire that the nature of the incidents warrant framing of charges for the offences of procuration or sexual exploitation of children. One of the challenges in prosecuting is that the offence of trafficking is more difficult to prove and, therefore, in the interest of securing a successful ...more
March 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The law consolidated and gave legal status to the specialized intervention body to respond to alerts of a possible case of trafficking, known as the immediate response team (ERI). This team has a mandate to hear cases and accredits victims and registers them. Although this register is a significant step forward, it does not take account of all victims, because, in addition to cases that are not detected, many of them cannot be channelled through the inter-agency platform’s services (CONATT) and for that reason are not accredited and registered" (20). " Lastly, it is worth mentioning that the Costa Rican Government has entered into partnerships with tourism firms to combat ...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government established the National Steering Committee on Counter Trafficking in Persons in 2012 to monitor the implementation of the Act. A National Plan of Action (NPA) has been developed as a measure to respond to the situation" (19). "The trafficking of women often happens through employment bureaus operating in Kenya which scout for women and offer them employment abroad. Most Kenyan migrants are employed as domestic workers and are vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, violence, rape and even murder. In response to the alarming number of cases involving the mistreatment of Kenyans abroad, on 29 September 2014 the Government revoked the licenses of 930 agencies recruiting Kenyans to work in ...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"A month later, after Nour refused to convert and marry Abu Orfman, he lost interest and sold her on. There was one more sale before a Yazidi ally, posing as a slave trader from Raqqa, bought Nour and her children freedom. 'He looked like an Isis militant – he wore their clothes, and had a beard and something covering his face,' Nour remembers. But as he drove them away, he revealed he was taking them to her family. 'I told him I couldn’t believe he wasn’t Isis, but he said: ‘This beard is fake. I only wear it to save women and girls''" (Para 24).