lunedì 24 ottobre 2011
UNODC launches first global database of human trafficking cases
10 October 2011 – 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. According to UNODC, victims from at least 127 countries have been identified, and it is estimated that more than 2.4 million people are being exploited by criminals at any given time.
More than a decade after the adoption of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and PUnish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, most countries have criminalized most forms of human trafficking in their legislation. Nevertheless, the use of such laws to prosecute and convict traffickers remains limited. In the 2009 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, for instance, two out of every five countries covered in the report had never recorded a single conviction for trafficking offences. Continue reading “UNODC launches first global database of human trafficking cases”