Washington — "Trafficking victims should not be treated as criminals. We must help ensure that their needs are considered and that their stories are heard," says Luis CdeBaca, a U.S. ambassador-at-large and director of the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
Washington D.C., Jun 12, 2013 / 05:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-A U.S. congressman urged the international community to train transportation employees to identify and fight human trafficking situations, as well as to establish a hotline for trafficking victims.
GENEVA (ILO News) - Visitors thronging London for the Olympics might come across huge, brightly coloured gift boxes that promise passers-by a better life, only to reveal the harsh realities of human trafficking on the inside.
Malta, together with Azerbaijan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, has made it on to the international human trafficking watch list, compiled by OSCE representative Christopher Smith, Labour Deputy Leader Anglu Farrugia said yesterday.
WARSAW – Authorities need to strengthen the rule of law to fight human trafficking, participants said May 14 at the beginning of a three-day OSCE conference.
"We support the need for the OSCE to pay stronger attention to a shameful phenomenon such as human trafficking. We call on [this organization] to apply a comprehensive solution to this problem, including the trade in human organs and tissues," Lavrov said at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Kiev on Thursday.
Foreign Minister George Vella will be among other high level OSCE participating States' officials during a ministerial meeting to be held in Kiev between 5 and 6 December.
By Jamila Babayeva
An international seminar organized by the OSCE Office on protection mechanisms for victims of human trafficking started in Baku on November 26.
The two-day event aims at building the capacity of judges, prosecutors, and lawyers to prosecute for human trafficking and forced labor, as well as the protection of victims of trafficking.