Tajikistan Holds National Conference on Trafficking
Thursday, April 29, 2004 10:50 AM

On May 4-5, 2004, the Dushanbe office of the International Organization for Migration will hold a National Conference on Trafficking in Persons for government and NGO representatives to address the trafficking process and its judicial and legislative implications. The problem of trafficking continues to be an issue in a country still recovering from a five-year civil war, where the average monthly income hovers around US$5. In 2003, however, the United States Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report upgraded Tajikistan from Tier III status (for countries that have failed to address the problem of trafficking) to Tier II status. According to the 2003 Report, [t]he government of Tajikistan does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so.

See Legislative Trends and New Developments on the Tajikistan country page of this website for the most current legislation on trafficking.