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Article 18: Protection of Victims of Trafficking and Fight against Crime (Italy and the European Scenarios) Research Report

Document number
1199
Date
2002
Title
Article 18: Protection of Victims of Trafficking and Fight against Crime (Italy and the European Scenarios) Research Report
Author/publisher
Associazione On the Road
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Document type(s)
Research/Study/Analysis,
Keywords
Italy, Immigration law, Reflection period, Residency permit, Identification, Social assistance, Victim protection, Shelter, Repatriation, Empowerment, Redress, Advocacy, Civil society, NGO, Human Rights approach, Identification (of Victims) Protection, Victims of trafficking, Trafficked persons, Integration, Social Inclusion,
Summary
This research project developed within the STOP Programme of the European Commission was designed to ameliorate the knowledge on trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation and to evaluate the legislative, social and political interventions implemented in order to fight such phenomenon in Italy. This research work was the first attempt in Italy to verify the state of implementation of Article 18, the results achieved and established, and the problems yet to be solved to make the norm successful. Promoting this type of investigation (about legal and social aspects) was needed to find indicators for the validation of the innovation represented by the "Social Assistance and Integration programmes". Finding correlations between legal and social aspects, replying on strategic actors, including victims of trafficking themselves, comparing different geographic areas and finding the international variables of the phenomenon of trafficking has produced the value added of a research work which can represent a great tool to evaluate the social innovation in order to reformulate social protection programmes in the light of the current evolution of trafficking in Europe.
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