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OSCE releases booklet on preventing human trafficking for domestic servitude in diplomatic households
This Handbook for Protocol Officers serves to raise awareness and inform the relevant authorities about how to prevent trafficking in human beings for domestic servitude in diplomatic households, how to detect abuses and how to react to exploitative situations while protecting the rights of the domestic worker. This handbook will increase knowledge about strategies and policies to discourage non-compliance in the employment of private domestic workers in diplomatic households. It will also provide examples of national practices which have proven effective towards those ends.
OSCE Special Representative urges judges to avoid secondary victimization in human trafficking cases
Snježana Bokulić, Head of the ODIHR Human Rights Department, presenting The Guiding Principles on Human Rights in the Return of Trafficked Persons (OSCE/Murat Gungor) To assist OSCE participating States in ensuring a human rights based approach in the return of victims of human trafficking, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) released a publication containing guidance in this area on 25 September 2014 at a side event during the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw.
A group of United Nations independent experts on slavery, migrants, trafficking, sale and sexual exploitation of children, and internally displaced persons today welcomed this week’s adoption of a legally binding international Protocol to tackle forced labour worldwide and end what they call ‘modern slavery.’
OSCE Special Representative urges prosecutors, judges to fully apply laws, protect human trafficking victims
OSCE Special Representative calls for business community to step up efforts to eliminate human trafficking
Prevention of domestic servitude in diplomatic households imperative, says OSCE Special Representative, in The Hague
International Seminar on "The Critical Role of the Judiciary in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings"
Rights of human trafficking victims discussed by OSCE Special Representative, legal experts, in Warsaw
OSCE Special Representative calls for stronger criminal justice response to human trafficking, including through confiscation
In a report issued earlier this week, the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, recommended that the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina take additional steps to fully implement its OSCE commitments in the fight against human trafficking.
India: new assessment of victim assistance and criminal justice initiatives against human trafficking
The United States Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons released last week its 2013 annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The report includes stories of trafficking victims, country portraits, estimates on numbers of victims, and evaluations of government efforts to combat human trafficking. It also outlines the major forms of human trafficking, including for sexual exploitation, forced or bonded labor, involuntary domestic servitude, among others.
Trafficking victims who commit crimes under coercion should not be punished, says OSCE Special Representative
Reporting on human trafficking manual published by OSCE, Moscow University, Russian Union of Journalists
Verite just released their new Fair Hiring Toolkit which offers tools, guidance, and approaches to support the responsible recruitment and hiring of migrant workers in global supply chains. This tool will help producers, suppliers, governments, investors, anti-slavery or labor-rights organizations, social auditors, etc. to protect migrant workers.
Only 4 days remain until the OSCE's 11 th annual conference for the "Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons" will begin on June 20-21 in Vienna, Austria. The conference will include a variety of speakers and cover a wide range of topics. Also, this year for the first time, parts of the conference will be streamed live online.
Since 2005, US law requires the Department of Justice to report progress on combating human trafficking. The latest statistics on suspected trafficking cases in the United States is released every two years; the 2008-2010 edition reports 2,515 suspected cases which is an increase in the number of cases from the last reporting period.
The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) is calling for submissions for the Anti-Trafficking Review, a unique new journal examining the field of human trafficking. Academics, practitioners and advocates, working for and with trafficked persons are invited to submit their article proposals by 9 May 2011.
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