Strasbourg, 07.05.2013 – Norway has taken significant steps to help fight human trafficking in recent years, but a number of important challenges remain – including the need to set up a national system for identifying and assisting victims. These are among the main points of a report published today by the Council of Europe’s expert group on human trafficking (GRETA).
The report notes that there are around 150-200 potential victims of trafficking per year in Norway, mostly women from Nigeria, Romania and Lithuania who are trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation.
Today’s report is GRETA’s first assessment of the extent to which Norway has implemented the Council of Europe’s 2005 anti-trafficking convention. (more...)
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