(Transcript from World News Australia Radio)
A recent United Nations report on transnational crime in the Asia Pacific region identified human trafficking as a major issue.
The UN's Office on Drugs and Crime says convictions for human trafficking are on the rise in a quarter of countries around the world.
Whenever I see a documentary on the holocaust, I ask how such a thing could happen over a six-year period between 1939 and 1945, apparently with very few people knowing about it.
PARIS: Five people have been convicted in Kosovo in connection with an elaborate organ-trafficking network that lured poor people to the country and then sold their kidneys and other organs to wealthy transplant recipients from Israel, the United States, Canada and Germany, charging as much as $130,000 for each organ.
SYDNEY—New South Wales Government must take initiative to address transplant abuse in China and enact laws to deter Australian residents from seeking quick organ donations, said a NSW legislator in a parliamentary debate on Feb. 28.
A court in Suva is hearing what is believed to be the first case of domestic trafficking for prostitution in Fiji.
The case involves two teenage girls, aged 16 and 17, and a 20 year old woman.
A University of Canterbury (UC) law researcher is looking into the dark world of transplant tourism and organ trafficking.
UC masters student Rachel Walsh is investigating the aspects of illegally moving organs around the world.
A total of 90 charges have now been laid against six men and two women allegedly involved in the sex ring, which sold a 12-year-old for sex three times in three days.
Yet another instance of Sri Lankan refugees or nationals becoming victims of human smugglers has come to the fore with the latest incident off Nagapattinam.