Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2009 Trafficking in Persons Report

The State Department released the ninth annual Trafficking in Persons Report. It discusses trends in and types of human trafficking, and includes maps and statistics, but the bulk of the 300+ page report is the country narratives.
Human trafficking is a multi-dimensional issue. It is a crime that deprives people of their human rights and freedoms, increases global health risks, fuels growing networks of organized crime, and can sustain levels of poverty and impede development in certain areas.

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