Too many victims, few convictions. Italy has failed on human traffickingby Annalisa Lista - 2014.09.22
Italy rebuked on trafficking. More than 29 thousand victims assisted since 1999, but only 14 convictions in 2010 and 9 in 2011. These are just some figures emerging from the report released by GRETA – the special monitoring institute belonging to the Council of Europe. They accuse the Belpaese of slow procedures and gaps. From the lack of a solid national strategy to combat abuses to the poor importance given to informational campaigns. From the absence of special procedures for the identification of both victims and offenders to the insufficient attention to trafficking for purposes other than sexual exploitation: children’s illegal work, recruitment of agricultural day laborers, exploitation of in-home nurses. Gaps that do not even allow to estimate the real dimensions of the phenomenon.
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