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3 ALBANIA The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Albania covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of cases of trafficking in persons, Source: Police. Number of persons suspected and prosecuted for trafficking in persons, Persons suspected Persons prosecuted Source: Police/Serious Crimes Prosecutor s Office.

4 Number of persons convicted of trafficking in persons, Source: Serious Crimes Court. All persons convicted were local nationals and all males. Source: Serious Crimes Court. Victims Detected victims of trafficking, by age category, Children Adults Source: National Anti-trafficking Coordinator s Office. Additional information The Albanian National Action Plan on Combating Trafficking in Persons was approved by Council of Minister decision n.142 dated 23 February 211.

5 AUSTRIA The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Austria covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of cases of trafficking in persons recorded, Number of offences of trafficking Source: Federal Ministry of Justice. Persons suspected of trafficking in persons, by gender, Females Males Source: Federal Ministry of Justice.

6 Persons convicted of trafficking in persons, by gender, Females Males Source: Federal Ministry of Justice. Persons convicted for trafficking in persons, by citizenship, Others, 5 Austria, 11 Romania, 8 Hungary, 7 Bulgaria, 12 Source: Judicial Criminal Statistics.

7 Victims Number of victims of trafficking in persons detected by law enforcement, by citizenship, Others, 18 Other Europe, 21 Bulgaria, 33 Austria- Domestic Trafficking, 97 Hungary, 43 Romania, 34 Federal Ministry of Justice Additional information The Austrian Task Force on Human Trafficking, headed by the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, was set up in 24 and is charged with coordinating and intensifying the measures in combating human trafficking. It is composed of representatives of all competent ministries, including outsourced agencies, the federal provinces and non-governmental organisations and accompanied by a National Coordinator on Combating Human Trafficking since 29.

8 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of cases of trafficking in persons, Cases Source: Ministry of Security BIH. Number of persons convicted of trafficking in persons, Convicted Source: Ministry of Security BIH.

9 Victims Number of victims detected, by age and gender, Women Men 1 Girls Boys Source: Ministry of Security BIH. Number of victims detected, by form of exploitation, Forced Marriage, 5 Forced Labour, 24 Sexual Exploitation, 46 Source: Ministry of Security BIH.

10 Number of victims detected, by country of citizenship, Others, 8 Serbia, 14 Bosnia and Herzegovina, 77 Additional Information Source: Ministry of Security BIH. The Third National Action Plan for is based on a set of guiding principles for all the competent government structures, but also for civil society, which are: principle of human rights; participation and responsibility of authorities to create conditions where all individuals will be able to realise their human rights; interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral approach; principle of non-discrimination; principle of inclusion of civil society; principle of sustainability and international and regional cooperation.

11 BULGARIA The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Bulgaria covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of cases of trafficking in persons recorded, Number of offences Source: Bulgarian Prosecution Service. Number of persons prosecuted for trafficking in persons, Persons prosecuted Source: Bulgarian Prosecution Service.

12 Number of persons convicted of trafficking in persons, Persons convicted Source: Bulgarian Prosecution Service. Victims Number of victims of trafficking detected, by age and gender, Girls Boys Men Women Source: Bulgarian Prosecution Service.

13 Number of victims of trafficking detected, by form of exploitation, Forced labour, 234 Removal of organs, 7 Others, 24 Sexual exploitation, 164 Source: Bulgarian Prosecution Service. Additional information According to the referral mechanism for coordination and also taking care of unattended Bulgarian children and children victims of THB in foreign countries, over the 212 there were 66 criminal cases for trafficking in persons have been registered. Those cases were taking care from the State Agency for Child protection and 24 children were repatriated from EU countries. Once repatriated most of these children are hosted into crisis centers for children, victim of violence and THB. Bulgaria s National Action Plan against Human Trafficking is developed by the National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (NCCTHB). It places a strong emphasis on local policies to combat human trafficking, advancement of the work of the established local commissions and expansion of the prevention activities among adolescents, their parents and teachers, ethnic minorities and at border check points.

14 CROATIA The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Croatia covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of cases investigated for trafficking in persons, Source: National Police Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime. Number of persons indicted for trafficking in persons, Source: National Police Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime.

15 During the period , eleven persons were prosecuted for trafficking in persons and ten were convicted. Source: National Police Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime. Victims Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons, by age and gender, Women Men Children 2 4 Source: National Police Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime. Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons, by form of exploitation, Other, 3 Forced labour, 1 Sexual exploitation, 19 Source: National Police Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime.

16 Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons, by country of citizenship, Other, 1 Others- Balkans, 6 Croatia- Repatriated, 5 Croatia-Domestic Trafficking, 2 Source: National Police Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime. The authorities reported that the Croatian victims who were trafficked abroad and repatriated were exploited in Western Europe and in the Western Balkans. Source: Ministry of Interior. Additional information In February 212, the Government of Croatia adopted a new National Plan for the period aimed at the suppression of Trafficking in Persons. In particular, the current Plan has among its goals to strengthen activities to identify victims of trafficking.

17 CYPRUS The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Cyprus covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of persons prosecuted for trafficking in persons, by gender, Source: Office of Combating Trafficking in Human Beings - Cyprus Police. One local national was convicted in 21. No convictions were recorded in 211. Source: Office of Combating Trafficking in Human Beings - Cyprus Police. Victims Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons by age and gender, Men 5 5 Girls 2 1 Women Source: Office of Combating Trafficking in Human Beings - Cyprus Police.

18 Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons, by form of exploitation, Others, 15 Forced labour, 25 Sexual exploitation, 47 Source: Office of Combating Trafficking in Human Beings - Cyprus Police. Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons, by country of citizenship, Africa, 9 Vietnam, 19 Other Europe, 15 Romania, 15 Other East and South Asia, 19 Bulgaria, 11 Source: Office of Combating Trafficking in Human Beings - Cyprus Police.

19 CZECH REPUBLIC The current legislation on trafficking in persons in the Czech Republic covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of persons convicted of trafficking in persons, by gender, Females Males Source: Ministry of the Interior. Victims Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons, Victims Source: Ministry of the Interior.

20 Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons, by country of citizenship, East Asia, 6 Other Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 9 Others, 5 Nigeria, 1 Czech Rep, 34 Ukraine, 33 Other Western and Central Europe, 11 Slovakia, 1 Bulgaria, 35 Source: Ministry of the Interior. Additional information A National Action Plan is in place for the period 28 to 211. The Plan focuses on these four areas: a) coordination of activities and collection of data relating to trafficking in human beings; b) draft amendments to acts and related legal provisions; c) approach towards a solution to exploitation of prostitution; and d) to define a framework strategy to prevent trafficking in human beings.

21 DENMARK The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Denmark covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of persons against whom preliminary charges have been pressed for trafficking in persons, Source: Business Intelligence System of the Danish Police (POLIS). Number of persons indicted for trafficking in persons, by gender, Females Males Source: Business Intelligence System of the Danish Police (POLIS). During the reporting period, 19 persons (6 females and 13 males) have been convicted for trafficking in persons. Most of them were Central European nationals. Source: Ministry of Justice.

22 Victims Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons, by age and gender, Women Men Girls Boys 1 Source: Danish Centre against Human Trafficking (CNM) and the Danish Immigration Service (US). Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons, by form of exploitation, Forced labour, 33 Sexual exploitation, 21 Other, 12 Source: Danish Centre against Human Trafficking (CNM) and the Danish Immigration Service (US).

23 Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons, by country of citizenship, Other Europe, 23 America, 17 Denmark- Domestic Trafficking, 2 Romania, 29 Other Asia, 16 Nigeria, 98 Thailand, 23 Other Africa, 47 Source: Danish Centre against Human Trafficking (CNM).

24 ESTONIA Estonia introduced the specific offence of trafficking in persons in March 212. This legislation is covering all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Before the introduction of the specific offence, different articles of the criminal code were used to prosecute cases of trafficking in persons, including the offences of enslaving, pimping, aiding prostitution, child stealing and others. Investigations and suspects Number of persons convicted (third instance) of offences related to trafficking in persons, by gender, Women Men Source: Ministry of Justice. The citizenship of those convicted under the criminal offences used to prosecute trafficking in persons during this period was either Estonian or from Eastern Europe. Some of those convicted did not have a registered citizenship. Source: Ministry of Justice.

25 Victims Number of victims of trafficking assisted by different local NGOs, by age and gender, Women 39 8 Men Girls 4 1 Boys 1 Total 57 The victims assisted in 212 were trafficked for forced labour (14 men) and for sexual exploitation (8 women). Source: Analysis of the Ministry of Social Affairs based to the NGOs reports. Additional information The Estonian authorities established a national developmental plan for reducing violence for the years ; combating trafficking in persons is one of the objectives of the plan. The Plan includes activities aimed at the prevention of trafficking by providing information on trafficking in human beings to the general public and risk groups (especially young people and girls). It also includes activities aimed at preventing and identifying exploitation of the labour force, supporting victims of trafficking in human beings, increasing the efficiency of investigation of cases of trafficking in human beings and establishing and developing networks of cooperation.

26 FINLAND The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Finland covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of persons suspected of trafficking in persons, by gender, Females Males Victims Source: The data system for police matters Victims of trafficking in persons, by age and gender, Children Men Women Source: Statistics of the Finnish National Assistance System for Victims of Trafficking.

27 Victims of trafficking in persons, by forms of exploitation, Begging and petty crime, 3 Other, 2 Sexual exploitation, 81 Forced labour, 113 Source: Statistics of the Finnish National Assistance System for Victims of Trafficking. Victims of trafficking in persons, by country of citizenship, Vietnam, 33 Other East Asia, 14 Other Africa, 23 South Asia, 26 Western and Central Europe, 2 Nigeria, 42 Finland-Domestic trafficking, 2 Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 24 Others, 16 Source: Statistics of the Finnish National Assistance System for Victims of Trafficking.

28 FRANCE The specific offence of trafficking in persons in France covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. The French authorities make use of the offences of trafficking in persons (Art /6), procurement (Art 225-5/1), exploitation of prostitution (Art /2), labour conditions against human dignity (Art /16), exploitation of begging (Art /7) and organs trafficking (Art ) to prosecuted cases of human trafficking. Investigations and suspects Number of persons prosecuted for trafficking in persons and procurement, by gender, Females Males Source: Mission interministérielle pour la protection des femmes contre les violences et la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains. Number of persons prosecuted of trafficking in persons and procurement, by country of citizenship, Bulgaria, 112 Nigeria, 116 Brazil, 82 China, 87 Romania, 319 Other Europe, 65 Other Africa, 116 France, 541 Other Asia, 21 Other America, 24 Source: Mission interministérielle pour la protection des femmes contre les violences et la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains.

29 Victims Number of detected victims of sexual exploitation, by age and gender, Males 15 9 Females Source: Mission interministérielle pour la protection des femmes contre les violences et la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains. Number of detected victims of sexual exploitation, by citizenship, Other America, 78 Other Asia, 25 China, 136 Brazil, 165 French Nationals, 476 Other Africa, 22 Bulgaria, 167 Nigeria, 225 Cameroon, 92 Other Europe, 138 Romania, 427 Source: Mission interministérielle pour la protection des femmes contre les violences et la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains.

30 GERMANY The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Germany covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of trafficking in persons cases investigated, Source: Federal Criminal Police Office. Number of persons prosecuted for trafficking in persons, by gender, Females Males Source: Federal Statistical Office, Prosecution Statistics.

31 Number of persons convicted for trafficking in persons, by gender, Females Males 98 9 Source: Federal Statistical Office, Prosecution Statistics. Number of persons convicted of trafficking in persons, by country of citizenship, Others, 56 Hungary, 11 Germany, 93 Turkey, 23 Romania, 3 Bulgaria, 39 Source: Federal Statistical Office, Prosecution Statistics.

32 Victims Number of detected victims of trafficking, by age and gender, Unknown age and gender Women Men Children 3 Girls Boys Total 651 Sources: Bundeskriminalamt (Federal Criminal Police Office), Bundeslagebild Menschenhandel Number of detected victims of trafficking, by form of exploitation, Forced labour, 46 Sexual exploitation, 1257 Source: Bundeskriminalamt (Federal Criminal Police Office), Bundeslagebild Menschenhandel

33 Number of detected victims of trafficking, by country of citizenship, Unknown, 51 Others, 37 Germany, 389 Nigeria, 87 Poland, 92 Romania, 434 Hungary, 156 Bulgaria, 37 Source: Bundeskriminalamt (Federal Criminal Police Office), Bundeslagebild Menschenhandel

34 GREECE The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Greece covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol, by using two articles of the Criminal Code (Art trafficking for exploitation purposes, and Art. 323a trafficking in human beings). Investigations and suspects Number of offences of trafficking in person (Art. 351 and 323a) Source: Hellenic police. Number of persons prosecuted for trafficking in person (Art. 351 and 323a), by gender, Gender unknown Females Males Source: Hellenic police.

35 Victims Number of detected victims of trafficking, by age and gender, Men Women Girls 11 Boys 4 Children Source: Hellenic police. Number of detected victims of trafficking, by form of exploitation, 212 Forced begging, 9 Forced labour, 16 Sexual exploitation, 69 Source: Hellenic police.

36 Number of detected victims of trafficking, by country of citizenship, Other Central European, 8 Romania, 126 Russia, 28 Other Eastern European, 7 Bulgaria, 75 Greece - Domestic trafficking, 4 Others, 4 Albania, 16 Source: Hellenic police.

37 HUNGARY The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Hungary covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of persons suspected of trafficking in persons, by gender, Females Males Source: Uniform Register of Investigation and Prosecution Services Statistics. Number of persons prosecuted for trafficking in persons, by gender, Females Males Source: Uniform Register of Investigation and Prosecution Services Statistics.

38 During the reporting period 17 persons convicted of trafficking in persons. The persons convicted were all Hungarian nationals. Source: Court Database Victims Number of victims of trafficking, by age and gender, Women Men Girls Boys 1 4 Source: Uniform Register of Investigation and Prosecution Services Statistics. Number of victims of trafficking, by form of exploitation, Other, 5 Forced labour, 2 Sexual exploitation, 26 Source: Uniform Register of Investigation and Prosecution Services Statistics. Most of the victims were Hungarians nationals. Source: Uniform Register of Investigation and Prosecution Services Statistics.

39 Additional information A Second National Action Plan against human trafficking was adopted for the period The aims of this National Action Plan are the following: develop victim-oriented approach and improve the efficiency of actions; develop victim support; develop a prevention system; develop a coordinating mechanism; improve the efficiency of law enforcement and justice bodies; develop an information database; and develop a tuition and training system. The priorities identified by the national authorities in combating trafficking are: respecting the special needs of the endangered group of victims, especially minors or young adults; encouraging regional co-operation; and efficient, punctual, transparent and accountable use of financial resources.

40 IRELAND The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Ireland covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of cases of trafficking in persons investigated, Source: Anti-Human Trafficking Unit. Number of persons prosecuted for trafficking in persons, by gender, Females 1 2 Males Source: Anti-Human Trafficking Unit. Between 21 and 212, 15 convictions were recorded, 12 men and 3 women. Source: Anti-Human Trafficking Unit.

41 Victims Number of victims detected by the police, by age, Women Men Girls Boys Source: Anti-Human Trafficking Unit. Number of victims detected by the police, by citizenship, America, 5 Asia, 26 Ireland - Domestic Trafficking, 31 Other Africa, 25 Nigerian, 53 Other Europe, 26 Romanian, 19 Source: Anti-Human Trafficking Unit.

42 Number of victims detected by the police, by form of exploitation, Unknown, 11 Mixed exploitation, 2 Forced labour, 38 Sexual exploitation, 132 Source: Anti-Human Trafficking Unit.

43 ITALY The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Italy covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of persons arrested for trafficking in persons, by gender, Females Males Source: Police SDI/SSD. Victims Number of victims detected by the criminal justice system, by age, Women Men Girls Boys Source: Police SDI/SSD.

44 LATVIA The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Latvia covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of offences for trafficking in persons recorded, Source: State Police. Number of persons prosecuted for trafficking in persons, by gender, Females Males Source: General Prosecutor's Office.

45 Number of persons convicted for trafficking in persons, by gender, Females Males Source: Court Information System. All persons convicted are Latvian, with the exclusion of three who were national of other European countries. Source: Court Information System. Victims Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons, by age and gender, Women Men 2 3 Source: The state Police and NGO "Shelter "Safe House".

46 Number of detected victims of trafficking, by form of exploitation, Removal of organs, 1 Others, 23 Forced labour, 9 Sexual exploitation, 12 Source: The state Police and NGO "Shelter "Safe House". Number of detected victims of trafficking, by country of repatriation, Latvia - domestic trafficking, 4 Other, 17 Ireland, 19 United Kingdom, 5 Source: The state Police and NGO "Shelter "Safe House".

47 LITHUANIA The specific offence of trafficking in persons in Lithuania covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. The numbers below refers to three articles of the criminal codes used to prosecute trafficking in persons in Lithuania; Art. 147 (trafficking in human beings), (exploitation for forced labour) and 157 (sale or purchase of a child) of the Criminal Code. Investigations and suspects Number of offences of trafficking in persons recorded, Source: Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau and Prosecutor General's Office. Number of persons prosecuted for trafficking in persons, by gender, Females Males Source: Prosecutor General's Office.

48 Number of persons convicted of trafficking in persons, by gender, Females 3 2 Males Source: The National Courts Administration. The persons convicted were all Lithuanian nationals, but one Albanian national convicted in 211. Source: The National Courts Administration. Victims Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons, by age and gender, Women Men 1 Girls Boys 2 Source: Prosecutor General's Office.

49 Number of detected victims of trafficking in persons, by form of exploitation, Forced labour, 4 Sexual exploitatio n, 46 Other purposes, 1 Most victims identified in 211 are Lithuanians, with the exception of one foreigner victims. Victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation were all females, while three males and one female were exploited in forced labour. Source: Prosecutor General's Office.

50 THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA The current legislation on trafficking in persons in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of persons convicted of trafficking in persons, Females Males Source: Ministry of Interior, National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator. The persons convicted were mostly local nationals, while seven were foreigners. Source: Ministry of Interior, National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator. Victims Number of detected victims, by age and gender, Boys, 1 Women, 7 Men, 1 Girls, 22 Source: Ministry of Interior, National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator.

51 Number of detected victims, by form of exploitation, Mixed sexual and labour exploitation, 6 Forced labour, 4 Sexual exploitation, 21 Source: Ministry of Interior, National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator. According to the authorities, 25 victims were nationals from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and in six persons were citizen of other countries of the Western Balkans Source: Ministry of Interior, National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator.

52 MALTA The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Malta covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects The national authorities report one case of trafficking recorded in 211 and another one in 212. Three persons were prosecuted in 211 (two women and one men) and one woman was prosecuted in 212. One Maltese man was convicted in 212, while no convictions were recorded in 21 and 211. Source: the Prostitution and Trafficking in Human Beings Unit, Police. Victims The national authorities report four victims detected during the period considered. Two women and one man from the Balkans were trafficked and sexually exploited in 211. One East Asian woman was trafficked for sexual exploitation in 212. Source: the Prostitution and Trafficking in Human Beings Unit, Police.

53 MONTENEGRO The current legislation on trafficking in persons in Montenegro covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of persons convicted for trafficking in persons, Females 1 Males Source: Office for fight against Trafficking in Human Beings-General Secretariat of Government of Montenegro. The authorities report 17 persons have been prosecuted for trafficking in persons between 21 and 213. One of them was a woman and 16 were men. Source: Office for fight against Trafficking in Human Beings-General Secretariat of Government of Montenegro. Victims During the reporting period the detected victims were all females, either girls (5 victims) or adult women (7). Victims were trafficked for sexual exploitation (1), forced labour (2) and unlawful marriage (1). Victims were trafficked to Montenegro from neighboring countries or were internally trafficked (4 victims). Two victims were nationals of Montenegro trafficked to neighboring countries and repatriated. Source: Office for fight against Trafficking in Human Beings-General Secretariat of Government of Montenegro

54 NETHERLANDS The current legislation on trafficking in persons in the Netherlands covers all forms of exploitation indicated in the UN Trafficking Protocol. Investigations and suspects Number of persons prosecuted for trafficking in persons, by gender, Unknown Females Males Source: Dutch National Rapporteur. Number of persons convicted of trafficking in persons, by gender, Unknown 1 1 Females Males Source: Dutch National Rapporteur.

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