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Source:Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Summary:The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) 2011 annual report explores challenges faced in developing effective preventative measures against trafficking in persons in the OSCE region, with a special focus on trafficking for labour exploitation, including preventative action by addressing migration policy, protecting the rights of migrant workers and implementing measures aimed at reducing workers' vulnerability. Executive Summary Excerpt: In action against human trafficking, there appears to be growing consensus on several points. First, trafficking for labour exploitation is as serious a problem in the OSCE region as trafficking for sexual exploitation, and needs to be addressed as an urgent concern. Second, this issue affects children, women and also men. Third, trafficking for labour exploitation needs to be addressed through the instruments of labour justice as well as criminal justice, and a range of different government authorities need to co-ordinate their efforts. Fourth, broad partnerships are needed, with the involvement of different civil society groups as well as governments, to come up with effective strategies that tackle the roots of this complex problem, with meaningful approaches to prevention of trafficking especially for labour exploitation, protection of its victims as well as effective law enforcement and prosecution of the perpetrators.
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