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Latest items for TRAFF-LAW-3

May 16, 2022, 8:09 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"Until now, most victims have been assisted by initiatives from family, friends or NGOs, but there is a clear need for a structured governmental and/or non governmental programme or body, which is equipped to provide adequate professional support. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Housing is in the process of establishing a shelter “safe house” for victims of trafficking" (16-17).
March 10, 2022, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2, AW-LAW-1

"The law does not provide for the granting of asylum or refugee status" (22).
March 9, 2022, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"...article 18 of the Legislative Decree No. 286/98 (Act No. 17 of February 26, 2007), its new paragraph 6...is of the utmost importance, particularly for citizens from Romania and Bulgaria: it provides for the participation of foreign people as well as citizens of EU Member States who want escape from violence and traffickers" (43).
Feb. 28, 2022, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2, AW-LAW-1

"Bermuda’s constitution and laws do not provide for granting asylum or refugee status, and the government does not have an established system for providing protection to refugees" (10).
Feb. 17, 2022, 11:59 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"...The government continued antitrafficking law enforcement and training efforts for teenagers entering the workforce but provided limited protective services to female and child trafficking victims. The ministry continued anti-child-labor information campaigns, in addition to campaigns promoting labor rights specific to the Chaco region" (20).
Feb. 11, 2022, 5 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"The law allows victims of trafficking and witnesses who cooperate with pending court cases to work legally during their trial and up to two years (with possible extensions) after the end of their trial involvement. Work permits must be linked to a specific employer. For certain victims of trafficking, including Rohingya, identifying suitable employment opportunities for the issuance of work permits remained a challenge. Registration, medical check-up, and healthinsurance fees remained a deterrent for prospective employers of victims of trafficking" (23). Although this is not asylum, it is greater help than other types of sylum seekers receive (SFR - CODER COMMENT). "UNHCR had access to these provincial shelters while authorities...more
Jan. 24, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"The government advocated for the return of Rohingya refugees, including potential trafficking victims, to Burma" (33). "The law does not provide for the granting of asylum or refugee status, and the government has not established a system for providing protection to refugees" (33).
Dec. 27, 2021, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2, AW-LAW-1

"The law does not provide for granting asylum or refugee status, and authorities have not established a system for providing protection to refugees... All PRC citizens unlawfully present are required by law to be returned to the PRC, although Taiwan allows PRC asylum seekers to remain in Taiwan on a case-bycase basis" (8).
Nov. 30, 2021, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"The law requires employers to deduct 20 percent of irregular migrants’ salaries for deposit in a special fund and adds another 16 percent from the employer’s funds. Some vulnerable populations, including individuals recognized as human trafficking victims, are eligible for a reduced rate of 6 percent, but many of them either still paid the full deduction or did not receive reimbursements for previously paying the full deduction, according to PHRI and UNHCR. On December 8, PIBA announced all recognized victims of trafficking would receive retroactive reimbursements and would pay a deposit of 6 percent without having to declare their status to their employers" (26). "Asylum seekers who were recognized as...more
Nov. 17, 2021, 8:27 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2, AW-LAW-1

"The law does not provide for granting asylum or refugee status" (17).
Nov. 15, 2021, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"NGOs and independent observers identified difficulties in asylum procedures, including inconsistency of standards applied in reception centers and insufficient referral rates of trafficking victims and unaccompanied minors to adequate services" (11). This indicates that while there may be procedural issues, asylum is likely available to victims of trafficking (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 9, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2, AW-PRACTICE-1

"Istanbul, along with 14 other provinces, stopped registering asylum seekers in 2018, with the exception of those in a few categories such as newborn children and some specialized medical cases and family reunification instances" (42).
Nov. 8, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3, TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-PRACTICE-2

"...The law permits any foreigner in the country who is a victim of gender-based violence or of trafficking in persons to file a complaint at a police station without fear of deportation, even if that individual is in the country illegally…" (10).
Oct. 25, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2, AW-LAW-1

"The law does not provide for granting asylum or refugee status, and the government has not established a system for providing protection to refugees" (25).
Oct. 18, 2021, 6:06 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2, AW-LAW-1

"OFPRA stated that priority attention [for asylum] was given to female victims of violence, persons persecuted on the basis of their sexual orientation, victims of human trafficking, unaccompanied minors, and victims of torture" (14).
Oct. 12, 2021, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2

"The government accepted for resettlement and facilitated the local integration (including naturalization) of refugees who had fled their countries of origin, particularly for refugees belonging to vulnerable groups. Such groups included women with children, refugees with disabilities, victims of trafficking in persons, and victims of torture or rape. Authorities granted residence permits to long-term migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants who could not return to their countries of origin" (17).
Sept. 22, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"It notes with concern, however, that: (a) Women and girls who fall victim to trafficking are often treated as criminals and charged with so-called moral crimes; (b) Women who are victims of trafficking often lack access to formal justice; (c) There are few measures in place for the early identification and referral to the appropriate services of victims who testify as witnesses, or to protect them; (d) Information on the extent of trafficking and exploitation of prostitution in the State party, disaggregated by sex, age, nationality, ethnicity and disability, is lacking; (e) Trafficking in persons still goes unpunished; (f) Shelters for victims of trafficking in persons are lacking" (9). "[T]he...more
Sept. 21, 2021, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2

"The law does not provide for granting asylum or refugee status" (17).
Sept. 13, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-LAW-2

"The law does not provide for the granting of refugee or asylum status" (58). "The law does not provide for granting asylum or refugee status [in Hong Kong]" (120).
Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"For the period of 2006 2009, Estonia had a National Development Plan for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings. It set out the strategic objectives for combating trafficking in human beings and determined the main measures and activities for achieving such goals. Since the Development Plan, the budget allocations for anti trafficking activities have increased considerably. The majority of the funds have been allocated to victim assistance and trafficking prevention programs" (18).
July 29, 2021, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"One of Germany's largest red-light districts is Vulkan Street in Duisburg, a northwest German city and former industrial stronghold. A growing number of Nigerian women are ending up here, and Nigerian human traffickers are responsible for smuggling in most of them, says Barbara Wellner of Solidarity with Women in Distress (Solwodi). The organization helps victims of human trafficking and forced prostitution. Wellner says many of these women are disadvantaged, young, have received "barely any schooling, and have just a single parent or no parents" (para 1).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"...article 18 of the Legislative Decree No. 286/98 (Act No. 17 of February 26, 2007), its new paragraph 6...is of the utmost importance, particularly for citizens from Romania and Bulgaria: it provides for the participation of foreign people as well as citizens of EU Member States who want escape from violence and traffickers" (43).
March 13, 2021, 4:47 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-3

"The Committee also welcomes the recent announcement of a 45-day period of recovery and reflection for victims of trafficking, as well as the granting of temporary one-year visas" (10).
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"Approved: Defining procedure of the trafficked persons status; Procedure of paying one time financial assistance to persons who received status of trafficked persons...The State Target Social Programme on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings for the period until 2016, the main directions of which are creating conditions for the development of family; formation of conscious and responsible attitude to parenthood; implementation of the mechanism of complex assistance to families in difficult life circumstances, target assistance and social services; preventing antisocial manifestations in the family, especially violence" (19). "In 2012...the Procedure for payment of the single material assistance to persons suffered from human trafficking...a National hotline to counteract human trafficking operates; the...more
Feb. 13, 2021, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-LAW-3, IRP-PRACTICE-2

“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
Dec. 31, 2020, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"Most of those involved in the Girls Court program here are sent to residential treatment programs out of state" (para 30).
Sept. 26, 2020, 4:35 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-PRACTICE-2, TRAFF-PRACTICE-3, TRAFF-LAW-3

“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
March 23, 2020, 4:38 p.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"Likewise, Singapore has enacted several laws focused on protecting women in recent years, including new amendments announced in 2011 to protect female migrant workers and continue the fight against the trafficking of sex workers" (para 7).
March 16, 2020, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"A short-term shelter in Kabul was reopened for trafficking victims, including 15 Child Protections Units. This led to preventing the recruitment of more than 300 trafficked children into the Afghan security forces in 2016." (8).
Jan. 30, 2020, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-3

"Prior to 2014, the transitional government cooperated with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other humanitarian organizations in providing protection and assistance to internally displaced persons, refugees, returning refugees, asylum seekers, stateless persons, and other persons of concern. The Houthi takeover and the ensuing conflict, however, made it difficult for humanitarian organizations to reach many areas of the country due to security concerns. The Hadi-led government did not and could not enforce the law, even in government-controlled areas, due to capacity and governance issues" (20).