Human Trafficking and Marriage

The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released a research paper entitled Interlinkages between Trafficking in Persons and Marriage. The report indicates that most cases of trafficking for the purpose of marriage involve young, female victims, many of whom come from disadvantaged family backgrounds. The research found that “marriages” can be arranged by…

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Impact of Covid-19

Covid-19 has had, and continues to have, an incredible impact on the lives of many people including victims and survivors of human trafficking. The Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT), UN’s lead inter-agency platform on trafficking in persons, recognizes the importance of global efforts to respond to such an unprecedented crisis. At the…

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

“On this World Day against Trafficking in Persons, let us reaffirm our commitment to stop criminals from ruthlessly exploiting people for profit and to help victims rebuild their lives.” UN Secretary-General António Guterres The World Day Against Trafficking in Person is held each year on 30th July. Every country in the world is affect by the crime of…

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Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

Mandated by the General Assembly through the 2010 United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons the 2018 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is the fourth of its kind.  The report is based on trafficking cases detected in 142 countries between 2014 and 2016. The report indicates an increase in the number of…

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UNODC Trafficking In Persons Report 2016

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime has released the 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. In the preface to this report Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC) wrote: “Perhaps the most worrying development is that the movement of refugees and migrants, the largest seen since…

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Raising Awareness and Protecting the Rights of those Who Have Been Trafficked In 2014 the United Nations General Assembly designated 30th July to be the World Day against Trafficking in Persons aware of the need for “raising awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” Human trafficking…

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Abusive and Fraudulent Labour Recruitment

A Call to Prevent and Respond In today’s globalized economy, workers are increasingly compelled to look for job opportunities far away from home, and many find employment in countries other than their own. While labour mobility brings benefits to millions of workers and their family members, for many it comes at a high price, particularly when…

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Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Releases Report The Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released in December 2012 provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based on trafficking cases detected between 2007 and 2010 . The report also includes a chapter on the worldwide…

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Human Trafficking Case Law Database

UNODC Launches First Global Database of Human Trafficking Case Law Human trafficking is a truly global phenomenon and a crime which affects nearly every part of the world, whether as a source, transit or destination country.  The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has developed a database of human trafficking case law to…

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