Latest Human Trafficking News June 19, 2012

  • US report identifies NZ human trafficking
    A US State Department report says the New Zealand government has failed to punish sex trafficking and forced labour.
  • US adds Syria to human trafficking blacklist
    The Obama administration on Tuesday added Syria to the list of countries that could face U.S. sanctions for not doing enough to combat trafficking. Sixteen other nations were included among those not even making significant efforts to meet minimum standards, while Venezuela and Myanmar were among those removed from the group of worst offenders.
  • EU exec proposes agencies to combat human trafficking
    REUTERS – The EU executive called on Tuesday for the creation of specialised law enforcement and cross-border investigation teams to combat human trafficking and forced labour in Europe. The appeal to EU countries to step up efforts to tackle the problem comes shortly after the International Labour Organisation (ILO) – the UN's labour watchdog – announced that 20.9 million people globally are …

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