Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), 2011

Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), 2011

U.S State Department, 2011, 420 pages

The US State Department has published the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report, a detailed examination of the issue, ranking every major country across the globe.

The major forms of human trafficking covered by the report include:

  • Forced labour
  • Sex trafficking
  • Bonded labour
  • Forced child labour and sex trafficking
  • Forced domestic servitude
  • Child soldiers

This year’s TIP Report focuses on how governments can move toward a more targeted, purposeful approach that fully addresses the minimum standards to fight trafficking in persons. For a more effective approach, it is fitting to move beyond mere adoption of laws. Rather, governments should measure their success or failure by victims served, by traffickers punished, and by abuse averted.

In the 2011 Report, all EU Member States s are classed in tier 1, except Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Romania (tier 2), and Malta, Cyprus, Estonia (tier 2 watch list).

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