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Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation, Forced and Bonded Labour: Identification – Prevention – Prosecution

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Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation, Forced and Bonded Labour: Identification – Prevention – Prosecution
The Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
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Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation/Forced and Bonded Labour: Prosecution of Offenders, Justice for Victims, Trafficking process, Recruitment, Transportation, Transit, Transfer, Consent, Victims (of trafficking), Trafficked persons, Criminal proceedings; Legal assistance, Civil Law Suit, Human trafficking cases, Compensation, National Referral Mechanisms; Victim support services; Restitution; Remuneration; Individual complaint mechanisms; Palermo protocol; Definition of (trafficking), Root Causes, Risk Groups, Vulnerability, Pull factors, Push factors, Sending/Receiving countries,
The second Occasional Paper focuses on the specifics of labour exploitation, particularly the identification, prevention and prosecution of offenders with the final goal of preventing trafficking and bringing justice for victims.The text is based on the 3rd and 5th Alliance in Trafficking in Persons Conferences and aims to assist participating States in the development and implementation of national anti-trafficking policy in compliance with OSCE commitments and other international obligations. To elevate the visibility of trafficking for forcedand exploited labour, in November 2005, theOSCE hosted a high-level conference under theauspices of the Alliance against Trafficking inPersons. The conference was planned around three major objectives: to mobilize greater political willto eradicate human trafficking for labour exploitation, to provide a forum for the exchange of concreteexperiences as a tool to advance the implementation of anti-trafficking commitments, and to increasethe understanding of the need to involve a range of stakeholders in the design and implementation ofresponses to trafficking for labour exploitation.In recognition of the importance of the issue, and building upon awareness developed in the first event,a second high-level conference was organized in November 2006 entitled “Human Trafficking for LabourExploitation/Forced and Bonded Labour: Prosecution of Offenders, Justice for Victims.” This event providedan opportunity to focus more in depth on two of the major challenges facing participating States:how to bring perpetrators to justice and how to ensure legal redress for the victims.This report covers both events. It gives an overview of the presentations, the discussions and therecommendations.
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