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Latest items for TRAFF-DATA-1

June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-DATA-2

"The number of offences consisting in forcing other persons to prostitution (art. 203 of the Penal Code) has been decreasing since 2007. In 2010, 28 offences of forcing other persons to prostitution were revealed, i.e. five fewer than in the previous year and 27 fewer than in 2007, when the largest number of offences in this category was revealed" (27).
May 22, 2021, 7:58 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-DATA-1

"One group working to support domestic workers has warned that 200 Sierra Leonean women are stranded and homeless in Oman. Many were trafficked there, tricked like Isha into thinking that a better life was waiting for them" (para 6).
April 27, 2021, 12:47 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, ACR-DATA-1

"A group of 32 women who acted as surrogates for Chinese clients were found guilty of human trafficking and handed suspended jail terms with an order to raise their children 'well' in Cambodia’s first trial of surrogate mothers" (para 1). "Cambodia was a popular international destination for couples looking to have babies through commercial surrogacy, a practice made illegal in 2016 after an uptick in the trade following a ban by neighboring Thailand the previous year" (para 7). "After their arrest in July 2018, the 32 surrogates were detained for five months before being released on bail on compassionate grounds, on the condition that they look after the babies, some...more
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Since 2002 it has been registered the decrease of the trafficking of Albanian women, in parallel to the increase of victims coming from other Eastern European Countries, in particular from Romania, Moldavia and Ukraine" (43). "According to data by the Ministry of Justice, in 2007, 68 individuals were condemned, at the first instance, for slavery subjection (art. 600 of the penal code), 9 persons for trafficking and slave trade (art. 601 of the penal code); 1 person for the alienation and the purchase of slaves (art. 602 of the penal code); 100 persons for the exploitation of the child prostitution; at the second instance (at the appeal level), 10 persons...more
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"'The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine 2010 ratification of the European Council Convention on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings' [and] 'Adoption of the Laws of Ukraine: 2011 on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings'" (18). "According to MIA data the quantity of crimes related to human trafficking is being constantly decreasing" (31). "In terms of the extent degree the most urgent problem is the labour exploitation slave labour, both in agriculture and industry with the labour exploitation inside the state being increasingly widespread. The second place is occupied by the sexual exploitation, the third one by human trafficking to use the organs and to be pulled into the beggary" (31). "The international...more
Feb. 15, 2021, 10:28 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“In 2016, the Cambodian government said 6,900 undocumented women had been identified in China. The real number ensnared by the bride trade could easily be double that, campaigners say” (para 32).
Feb. 15, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“'Some girls have been married 60 times by the time they turn 18,' says El-Ashmawy. 'Most ‘marriages’ last for just a couple of days or weeks.'” (para 6). "A NCCM-commissioned survey of 2,000 families in three towns near Cairo – El Hawamdia, Abu Nomros and Badrashein – found that the hefty sums paid by Arab tourists was the main motive for the high rate of 'summer marriages' in these towns. Some 75 percent of the respondents knew girls involved in the trade, and most believed the number of marriages was increasing" (para 15-16).
Feb. 13, 2021, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“L.R. v. the United Kingdom (no. 49113/09) (14 June 2011 (strike-out decision)): The applicant claimed that she had been trafficked to the United Kingdom from Italy by an Albanian man who forced her into prostitution in a night club collecting all the money which that brought. She escaped and started living in an undisclosed shelter. She claimed that removing her from the United Kingdom to Albania would expose her to a risk of being treated in breach of Articles 2 (right to life), 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment), 4 (prohibition of slavery and forced labour) and 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the Convention....more
Feb. 13, 2021, 10:58 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1, LDS-PRACTICE-2

“J. and Others v. Austria (no. 58216/12) (17 January 2017): This case concerned the Austrian authorities’ investigation into an allegation of human trafficking. The applicants, two Filipino nationals, who had gone to work as maids or au pairs [in] the United Arab Emirates, alleged that their employers had taken their passports away from them and exploited them. They claimed that this treatment had continued during a short stay in Vienna where their employers had taken them and where they had eventually managed to escape. Following a criminal complaint filed by the applicants against their employers in Austria, the authorities found that they did not have jurisdiction over the alleged offences...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 8:02 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-DATA-1

“Rantsev v. Cyprus and Russia (7 January 2010): The applicant was the father of a young woman who died in Cyprus where she had gone to work in March 2001. He complained that the Cypriot police had not done everything possible to protect his daughter from trafficking while she had been alive and to punish those responsible for her death. He also complained about the failure of the Russian authorities to investigate his daughter’s trafficking and subsequent death and to take steps to protect her from the risk of trafficking. The Court noted that, like slavery, trafficking in human beings, by its very nature and aim of exploitation, was based...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 7:35 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-DATA-1

“V.F. v. France (no. 7196/10) (29 November 2011 (decision on the admissibility)): This case concerned the proceedings for the applicant’s deportation to Nigeria, her country of origin. The applicant alleged in particular that if she were expelled to Nigeria she would be at risk of being forced back into the prostitution ring from which she had escaped and being subjected to reprisals by those concerned, and that the Nigerian authorities would be unable to protect her. In her view, the French authorities were under a duty not to expel potential victims of trafficking. The Court declared the application inadmissible as being manifestly ill-founded. While it was well aware of the...more
Feb. 9, 2021, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"A hugely profitable and well organised criminal industry has been operating between Italy and Nigeria for more than two decades but the UN’s International Organisation for Migration says it has seen an almost 600% rise in the number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea over the past three years. In 2016 its staff registered more than 11,000 Nigerian women at landing points in Sicily, with more than 80% of them victims of trafficking and destined for a life of forced prostitution on street corners and in brothels across Italy and Europe" (para 6-7).
Jan. 18, 2021, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The Islamic State has kidnapped more than 5,000 Yazidis, and possibly as many as 7,000, most of them women and girls, according to Matthew Barber, a member of the Sinjar Crisis Management Team, an advocacy group that has conducted an extensive survey of displaced Yazidi families" (para 14).
Dec. 31, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Like Toni, who was picked up along International Boulevard in Oakland, a major West Coast hub for sex trafficking, the vast majority of teenage girls who appear before Judge Burgess in the Alameda County Girls Court, a special tribunal for girls, have been recruited as child prostitutes or, like Toni, been considered at risk for involvement" (para 4). "The Girls Court is part of a national movement to address the sex trafficking of minors domestically, many with a history of childhood abuse. Among the high-profile efforts are New York State’s new network of 11 statewide Human Trafficking Intervention Courts for those 16 years and up, and the passage of so-called...more
Dec. 3, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“The Committee is…concerned at the lack of data on trafficking and exploitation of prostitution and that no comprehensive research is being undertaken on the phenomenon in the State party” (6).
Oct. 3, 2020, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-PRACTICE-3, TRAFF-DATA-1, IRP-LAW-2

“V.F. v. France (no. 7196/10) (29 November 2011 (decision on the admissibility)): This case concerned the proceedings for the applicant’s deportation to Nigeria, her country of origin. The applicant alleged in particular that if she were expelled to Nigeria she would be at risk of being forced back into the prostitution ring from which she had escaped and being subjected to reprisals by those concerned, and that the Nigerian authorities would be unable to protect her. In her view, the French authorities were under a duty not to expel potential victims of trafficking. The Court declared the application inadmissible as being manifestly ill-founded. While it was well aware of the...more
Oct. 3, 2020, 6:13 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1

“S.M. v. Croatia (no. 60561/14) (25 June 2020 (Grand Chamber)): This case concerned a Croatian woman’s complaint of human trafficking and forced prostitution. The applicant complained of an inadequate official procedural response to her allegations. The Court held that there had been a violation of Article 4 (prohibition of forced labour) of the Convention on account of the shortcomings in the Croatian authorities’ investigation into the applicant’s allegation of forced prostitution. Taking the opportunity via the applicant’s case to clarify its case-law on human trafficking for the purpose of exploitation of prostitution, the Court pointed out in particular that it relied on the definition under international law to decide whether...more
Aug. 12, 2020, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The Global Slavery Index, which measures forced labour and forced marriage, estimates that there are 90,000 living in 'modern slavery' in Mauritania, or 2.4 percent of the population" (para 20).
Aug. 11, 2020, 7:11 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“Against this backdrop, it is no surprise that there is an increase in the trafficking of women. In 2011, 15,000 Indian women were bought and sold as brides in areas where foeticide has led to a lack of women. The killing of women obviously creates a glut in the sex ratio, which in turn leads to increased trafficking of women and girls” (para 5).
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-DATA-1

“According to a 2018 report by the US State Department, human trafficking is a major problem in Africa's most populous country. Nigerian victims of human trafficking were found in about 40 different countries, the report stated, adding that ‘80 percent of all female Nigerian migrants in Italy are or will become sex trafficking victims’” (para 10-11).
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency said it has found thousands of missing girls and women in southern Mali, many of whom were sold as sex slaves” (para 1). “According to the agency, NAPTIP, there are between 20,000 and 45,000 kidnapped Nigerian women in Mali it intends to return to Nigeria” (para 2). ‘There are over one million Nigerian residents in Mali, out of which about 20,000 are trapped into forced prostitution. The conditions are horrible. They are kept in the thick of the forest where they cannot escape and with the ‘madames’ watching over them’” (para 6).
Aug. 10, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

“In 2014, armed group Boko Haram abducted more than 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, Nigeria. The kidnapping captured the world's attention, with celebrities and prominent personalities such as former US First Lady Michelle Obama joining a ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign to free them. Around 2,000 girls and boys have been abducted by Boko Haram since 2014, many used as sex slaves, fighters and even suicide bombers, according to Amnesty International” (para 7-9). “According to a 2018 report by the US State Department, human trafficking is a major problem in Africa's most populous country. Nigerian victims of human trafficking were found in about 40 different countries, the report...more
July 28, 2020, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"It has been recognised that women and children are more likely to be survivors of trafficking. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have referred 254 people to the Australian Government funded Support for Trafficked People Program (STPP) since 2009. Of the people referred, 224 were women, and 117 of these women were exploited in the Australian sex industry" (19).
June 23, 2020, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

" In 2013, the percentage of identified female victims was 62 per cent, in 2015 it was 80 per cent, while in 2016 it was 82 per cent of all identified victims" (26). The table in page 26 presents an overview of identified female victims of human trafficking, by age, between July 2013 and 31 March 2017. There were 79 victims of sexual exploitation, 28 underage and 51 of age. There were 16 victims of forced marriage, 12 underage and 4 of age. There were 3 victims of labor exploitation, all were underage. There were 13 victims of forced begging, 12 underage and 1 of age. There was one victim...more
April 28, 2020, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"n the first six months of the year, the IOM assisted 626 victims of trafficking in the country, of whom 244 were women and 382 men. It assisted 20 students upon completion of reintegration plan. Approximately 89 percent of the victims were subjected to labor exploitation, while 8 percent were sexually exploited, 2 percent forced to beg, and 1.4 percent subjected to other forms of exploitation." (47).
April 3, 2020, 9:50 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

Table 3 shows the number of rulings on human trafficking case by investigating judges in 2016. It includes the number of victims of trafficking, although it does not specify for what type of trafficking. 97 victims were related to the 84 cases, 47 were adults (23 men and 24 women) and 50 were minors (10 boys and 40 girls) (2). Table 4 shows the number of court rulings on human trafficking case by trial judges in 2016. These had 150 victims, 73 adults (9 male victims and 64 females) and 77 minors (6 male victims and 72 females) (2).
March 28, 2020, 7:56 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"Since then an estimated 30,000 Nigerian women have been trafficked from their home country into prostitution, finding themselves on street corners and brothels in Italy and other European states. More than 85% of these women have come from Nigeria’s Edo state in the south of the country" (para 5-6). "In 2014 about 1,500 Nigerian women arrived by sea in Italy. In 2015 this figure had shot up to 5,633. The UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) believes that 80% of these women are victims of trafficking" (para 22).
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"As for data, while the percentage of Nigerians (women and young girls trafficked) remains stable (approx.40 per cent), decrease emerges for nationals from Eastern Europe (Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Albania) — though victims from Africa (Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia) are increasing (approx. 60 per cent). The other national groups are numerically quite limited. Sexual exploitation is still the most common purpose (about 70 per cent). However, persons trafficked for purposes other than that refer to various forms of exploitation, such as forced labour, begging, criminal activities. Over the past years, women have been mainly exploited in forced prostitution. However, an average of 20 per cent of women resulted to...more
Feb. 14, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-DATA-1

"As of August 31, the ISF investigated 15 cases of human trafficking involving 21 victims of sexual exploitation and referred them to the judiciary. The Ministry of Justice reported investigating 80 suspected traffickers, of whom the government charged and prosecuted 61 under the antitrafficking law" (30).
Feb. 5, 2020, 8:01 a.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"A total of 168 persons have been identified as victims of human trafficking, including 70 adults (36 men and 34 women or, respectively, 51.43 and 48.57 per cent of the adult victims), and 98 minors (38 boys and 60 girls or, respectively, 38.78 and 61.22 per cent of the identified victims). In other words, in this group of victims, women represent 56 per cent, compared with 44 per cent of men. Their number is smaller than that of men in the group of adults, unlike the proportions in the group of minors;" (13).