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Labour exploitation

Labour exploitation

Labour protection: Commissioner Andor welcomes adoption of new international standards to protect victims of forced labour and seafarers

László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion has welcomed the adoption by the International Labour Organization (ILO) of two new international instruments to combat forced labour, and the approval of important amendments to the ILO's Maritime Labour Convention.

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ILO 2012 Global estimate of forced labour

On the 1st of June 2012 the new ILO Global estimate of forced labour has been launched.

According to the report 20.9 million women, men and children are suffering in forced labour.

The head of the ILO’s Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour, Beate Andrees, says that ILO has made good progress ensuring most countries now have legislation which criminalises forced labour, human trafficking and slavery-like practices. Attention should now turn to better identification and prosecution of forced labour and related offences such as human trafficking.

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OSCE: Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation/Forced and Bonded Labour: Identification - Prevention - Prosecution; and Prosecution of Offenders, Justice for Victims

OSCE 2008, 64 pages

The second Occasional Paper of the Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings focuses on the specifics of labour exploitation. It emphasises on the identification, prevention and prosecution of offenders with the final goal of preventing trafficking and bringing justice for victims.

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Psychosocial care for women in shelter homes

UNODC, 17 January 2011, 150 pages

This publication, launched with the support of USAID, is the outcome of a capacity building programme for caregivers in government shelters for women and includes new research in the area of victim care.

Victims often end up in institutions that lack the capacity to address their specific psycho-social needs and provide the quality care the delicate situation demands. The psychosocial rehabilitation of survivors of human trafficking is crucial to help them rebuild a meaningful life.  

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Human Trafficking Indicators

UN.GIFT 2010, 2 pages

The UN.GIFT list of indicators shows that victims of trafficking in humans can be found in a variety of situations. The list presents general indicators for human trafficking as well as specific indicators for child trafficking, labour exploitation, domestic servitude, begging and petty crime. The aim of these indicators is that everyone should be able to identify such victims.

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Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) 2010

U.S State Department, 2010, 373 pages

The 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report (covers the period of April 2009 through March 2010) includes countries of origin, transit, or destination for trafficking victims. The Report marks the 10th anniversary of progress and challenge in the fight against human trafficking. In 2000, the United States enacted the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), and the United Nations adopted the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.

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Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), 2009

U.S State Department, 2009, 324 pages

The 2009 TIP Report (covers the period of April 2008 through March 2009) examines the nature and scope of trafficking in human beings worldwide and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it.

The report includes countries of origin, transit and destination for trafficking victims.

Each country is ranked 1-3 according to achievements in preventing and combating human trafficking (Tiers) where 1 is the best.

Major findings of the 2009 TIP Report include:

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