08 February 2012

Update on Human Trafficking

The Open Society Foundations recently announced their 2012 Fellows, one of which is Martina Vandenberg whose objective is to establish a "public law center called Civil Justice: The Human Trafficking Legal Resource Center":

The center will serve as a clearing house, bringing together highly-qualified pro bono attorneys with human trafficking survivors seeking legal assistance. The organization will advocate to increase the range of legal options offered to trafficking victims in the United States. By advocating with non-governmental organization leaders, training lawyers, and mentoring attorneys handling pro bono trafficking cases, Vandenberg hopes to increase trafficking victims' access to justice in the United States.

New publications on human trafficking include:

Child Trafficking in the Nordic Countries: Rethinking Strategies and National Responses (UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Dec. 2011) [text]

"Recent Activities of the Council of Europe in the Field of Trafficking in Human Beings, and Initial Results of GRETA’s Country Evaluations," Interview with Petya Nestorova, Secretariat of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (Eurasylum, Feb. 2012) [text]

Report Concerning the Implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Georgia (Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, Feb. 2012) [text via Refworld]
- This is the first GRETA report of the new year; other country evaluations are available here.

Report by OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, following her visit to the UK, 7-10 March 2011 (OSCE, Jan. 2012) [text via Refworld]
- "The first of a series of country visit reports...initiated in order to establish a direct and constructive dialogue with participating States on anti-trafficking policy."

A Toolkit for Reporting to CEDAW on Trafficking in Women and Exploitation of Migrant Women Workers (GAATW, 2011) [text]

Vulnerabilities to Trafficking in Persons in the Pacific Islands (Australian Institute of Criminology, Nov. 2011) [text]

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