Human trafficking: it’s time to act

  • 2013-10-31
  • By Justina Vitkauskaite Bernard, a Lithuanian member of the European Parliament
Human trafficking is the 21st century’s modern form of slavery that concerns every member state, every European neighborhood policy partner country and the whole EU. Trafficking in human beings is a severe violation of fundamental human rights and, at the same time, it is an extremely profitable business for organized crime.It can take different forms of exploitation, starting from sexual exploitation and illegal adoption to forced labor, domestic work, illegal trade in human organs and begging. Human trafficking can target men and women, girls and boys of different ages and n...
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