By Nigar Orujova
US Secretary of State John Kerry unveiled the 2013 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report in a ceremony held at the U.S. Department of State on June 19, the US embassy in Azerbaijan said.
Azerbaijan, Baku, 8 May / Trend M. Aliyev /
Human trafficking problem were raised at the South Caucasus Forum in Baku on Wednesday.
Head of 'Cole Production' company Stephen Cole noted that Azerbaijan has achieved great success in the fight against human trafficking.
Police on Tuesday arrested 10 people on suspicion of running a human organ trafficking ring.
The traffickers are accused of matching poor kidney donors with those requiring urgent transplants, before pocketing most of the profits and failing to pass them on to donors – despite promising them financial rewards.
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.
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.