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.
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 2010 TIP Report include:
In the 2010 Report, all EU Member States s are classed in tier 1, except Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic (tier 2) and Malta (tier 2 watch list).
Over the last 10 years, governments worldwide have made appreciable progress in understanding some basic realities about human trafficking. However, many countries are still learning about human trafficking and the best responses to it.
More people are trafficked for forced labour than for sexual exploitation.
Men comprise a significant number of trafficking victims.
23 countries received upgraded rankings in the 2010 TIP Report compared to 2009 TIP Report; 19 countries received downgraded rankings. Two countries, the United States and Kiribati, are ranked for the first time in the 2010 TIP Report