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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December 2021

To “build back better” world must end slavery for all, including women and children ̶ UN experts

GENEVA (1 December 2021) – The effects of current global challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, economic crisis, climate change and armed conflict are pushing an increased number of people into contemporary forms of slavery. The situation of women and children is of particular concern, UN human rights experts say in this statement issued on the occasion of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery:

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Hetq.am: A woman wanted on charges of human trafficking has been found

The RA Police informs that on November 2, the officers of the Vagharshapat Police Department inspected a number of hotels in the area served by the Vagharshapat Department, finding several dozen foreign citizens living without valid visas, residence status and invalid documents.

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Analitik.am: The lawyer is accused of selling a child

Lawyer Armenuhi Arakelyan (68200820) was charged with the article “Purchase of a child for the purpose of taking care of a child or sale of a child for the purpose of handing over the care of the person receiving the care” (Article 168, Part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Armenia).

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Armenian Public Radio: Interview with Kristina Hovhannisyan, Head of the Equal Opportunities Department of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

“Human Trafficking Awareness-Prevention” Information Campaign, which aims to raise public awareness of the mechanisms for the prevention of human trafficking-related phenomena and effective solutions to the problems arising from them.

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Gyumri visit within the framework of Human Trafficking and Exploitation Awareness and Prevention Information Campaign

With the joint efforts of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the UMCOR Armenia, an awareness-raising course was held at the “Shirak Region Child-Family Support Center” SNCO within the framework of the “Human Trafficking & Exploitation Awareness and Prevention information campaign.

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ArmeniaSputnik.am: Migrants who break the law often become victims of trafficking. Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation

The problem of illegal migration in Russia still persists, but some improvement in the situation has become obvious. This was stated by the country’s Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov. Victims of trafficking are those who have violated the law on entry and residence in Russia. Such migrants are easy “prey” for criminals, said Russia’s Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov.

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Human Trafficking: IOM and Microsoft Release Largest Public Dataset

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today released a new synthetic dataset on human trafficking, made possible by innovative technology developed in partnership with Microsoft Research. This dataset represents the largest collection of primary human trafficking case data ever made available to the public, while enabling strong privacy guarantees that preserve the anonymity and safety of victims and survivors.

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Trafficking in Persons (TIP) 2021 Report is available

US State Department annually publishes the Trafficking in Persons report which is a comprehensive resource about the measures for preventing and disclosing trafficking cases around the world. The report is the main diplomatic tool of the US department to inform foreign governments about human trafficking and rights.

June 2021 US State Department published trafficking in persons (TIP) 2021 report, which is available here. For the Armenia part only click here.

Reports of the previous years are available at Reports -> U.S. Department of State.

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Investigative Committee: Spouses and their son are accused of human trafficking

As a result of the large-scale investigative-judicial actions carried out during the preliminary investigation of the criminal case on labor trafficking in the RA Investigative Committee, the circumstances of the case, as well as the whole circle of alleged perpetrators, were clarified.

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HHPress.am: Azerbaijan encourages trafficking

The world has a task to prove that it is faithful to its declared value system, the importance of which can be proved only by the seriousness of its struggle for it. When values ​​are saved, so are people. Those who consider crime possible and permissible, in principle, prove only one thing: they do not care about what does not happen to them.

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