The Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is produced by UNODC every two years, to inform an effective response to this crime and place it within the context of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda. The 2020 edition covers data from the world’s largest database on trafficking victims, compiling figures from official sources across 148 countries.
This brief by Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) aims to contribute to global anti-trafficking efforts aimed at mitigating the effects of the pandemic on human-trafficking situations and actors, not only by providing timely, comprehensive overview and transparent information, but also by suggesting holistic and multi-stakeholder responses and interventions.
The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.
The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report assesses the government efforts around the world to combat human trafficking and highlights strategies to address this crime and protect the victims. The 2019 report, the 19th installment, includes narratives for 187 countries and territories, including the U.S.
Girls from socio-economically marginalized communities are still falling prey to Devadasi practice, a long-standing tradition of dedicating prepubescent/pubescent girls as Devadasis (slaves of god), who are thereafter commercially sexually exploited for the rest of their lives. The study attempts to identify the gaps in the current legislations prohibiting dedication besides examining the application of legislations and schemes.
The benefits and detriments of Sex Offender Registries and notification systems — collectively called ‘SORNs’ — are heavily discussed among academic discourse globally. Such registries differ in their operation and implementation across jurisdictions, and there is a large variance in accessibility and community notification. The report, on behalf of HAQ, discusses the statistical effectiveness of SORNs and addresses its economic, social, and legal impacts.
The Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018 puts the spotlight on human trafficking in armed conflict. The report indicates that the overall number of reported trafficking victims has increased. This might mean that more people are being trafficked, but also that national capacities to detect this crime and identify victims are improving in some countries. Increases in trafficking convictions have been recorded in Asia, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East.
Toolkit to Monitor the Rights of Children Alleged to be in Conflict with the Law in Observation Homes – NLSIU
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, aims at ensuring that children, who have allegedly committed an offense or found to have committed an offense, receive care, protection, treatment, and rehabilitation. This toolkit has been created to ensure that all their rights are protected at every stage of apprehending, inquiry, aftercare, and rehabilitation. The document provides information to enable monitoring of the rights of such children in observation homes.
In India, crimes against children have been on the rise. Besides, there has been decrease in the conviction. There is an increasing fear of re-victimization and of cases being unheard. Traditional courts of law in India are not created with an eye for the special developmental needs of children. This Standard Operating Procedure attempts to facilitate as reference material for judicial officers and prosecutors on child-friendly procedures in cases of child abuse.