Human Trafficking News for June 25, 2012

  • Philippines investigates human trafficking to Syria
    The Philippines said Sunday that at least 14 immigration officers were under investigation for alleged involvement in the human trafficking of poor Filipinos to violence-torn Syria.
  • Human Traffickers: The Modern Day Barbary Pirates
    COMMENTARY | This week the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report revealed there were an estimated 27 million victims forced into human trafficking. It also revealed there are 17 countries doing nothing to comply with international standards to stop the practice.
  • State prosecutors see increase in human trafficking cases filed
    SEVENTY-one human trafficking cases had been filed in court last year, according to the statistics shown by the Office of the Regional State Prosecutor. This shows an increase of 35 cases (97 percent) compared to 2010’s 36.“This is not alarming,” Regional State Prosecutor Fernando Gubalane said in an interview with reporters yesterday. Of the 71 cases, however, seven were dismissed. In 2010 …
  • US gives Taiwan top ranking in anti-human trafficking efforts
    Taipei (The China Post/ANN) – Taiwan maintained its Tier 1 ranking in an annual human trafficking report released by the US Department of State Tuesday, the third consecutive year that the country has been given the highest ranking possible in the annual report, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday.

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