Kosova Fails to Stem Rise in Human Trafficking
Friday, November 2, 2007 5:15 PM

“The number of local victims of human trafficking is growing, and improved mechanisms are needed to help identify and assist” victims, the Kosova mission of the OSCE said in a press release issued on October 31 to accompany a 68-page report.  The OSCE identified two other principle failings: the absence of an independent body to analyze data on trafficking, and “lack of compensation services offered to victims.”  Figures within the actual report say that Kosovar police identified 131 victims of trafficking in 2005 and 64 in 2006.  Most were foreigners, with Moldovans being the predominant group in 2005.  Child victims came overwhelmingly from within Kosova.

Published in: Kosova Fails to Stem Rise in Human Trafficking, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 2 November 2007

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