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Nigeria: Sisters of Charity Championing Victims of Human Trafficking

Nigeria: Sisters of Charity Championing Victims of Human Trafficking

Nigeria: Sisters of Charity Championing Victims of Human Trafficking. In Nigeria, the Sisters of Charity are at the forefront of combating human trafficking, providing vital refuge and support for victims. Sr. Justina Suekime Nelson plays a pivotal role as the Anti-trafficking Coordinator for the Nigerian Region and within the Intra-Congregational anti-trafficking Team. Nigeria: Sisters of…

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Human Trafficking Data Conference

Human Trafficking Data Conference

Human Trafficking Data Conference. More than 100 law enforcement agents, nonprofit organizations, government officials, researchers, data scientists, and other stakeholders attended the inaugural SMU Human Trafficking Data Conference, held to explore innovations in using data to combat human trafficking. Guest speaker Chris Lim, director of research and policy at the Institute for Shelter Care, emphasized…

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Peruvian Judges and Prosecutors Unite to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Peruvian Judges and Prosecutors Unite to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Peruvian Judges and Prosecutors Unite to Combat Trafficking in Persons. In a significant collaborative effort to combat trafficking in persons, the First Working Group on Trafficking in Persons convened judges and prosecutors from multiple court districts across Lima, including North Lima, South Lima, East Lima, Ventanilla, and Callao. Organized by the Gender and Justice…

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One of Europe's Most Notorious Human Traffickers captured in Iraq

One of Europe’s Most Notorious Human Traffickers captured in Iraq

One of Europe's Most Notorious Human Traffickers captured in Iraq. Barzan Majeed, infamously known as "the Scorpion," was apprehended by Kurdish regional security forces in the Sulaymaniyah area of Iraq on Monday, following a request from Interpol. Majeed, who previously resided in Nottingham, was convicted in absentia in Belgium for human trafficking crimes in 2022,…

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European Parliament Approves Enhanced Anti-Human Trafficking Measures

European Parliament Approves Enhanced Anti-Human Trafficking Measures

European Parliament Approves Enhanced Anti-Human Trafficking Measures. The European Parliament has given its final approval to revised rules aimed at preventing and combating human trafficking while bolstering support for its victims. In April, the MEPs overwhelmingly adopted the new law, with 563 votes in favor, 7 against, and 17 abstentions. This legislation broadens the EU’s…

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International Cooperation Strengthened to Combat Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking

International Cooperation Strengthened to Combat Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking

International Cooperation Strengthened to Combat Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking. In March, Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser  from Germany returned from a trip to Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia, where she finalized agreements aimed at enhancing operational police cooperation to combat organized crime and drug trafficking. Recognizing the urgent need for collaborative…

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Cybercrime, Money Laundering, and Human Trafficking

Cybercrime, Money Laundering, and Human Trafficking

Cybercrime, Money Laundering, and Human Trafficking. In recent years, the interconnection of cybercrime, money laundering, and human trafficking has become increasingly apparent, with the UAE serving as a focal point for these illicit activities. An article in Le Monde sheds light on the intricate web of criminal operations thriving in Dubai's business district, where individuals…

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The Runaway Princesses Part 1

The Runaway Princesses

The Runaway Princesses. In a shocking exposé by New Yorker staff writer Heidi Blake, the celebrated modernizer and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, faces scrutiny for alleged mistreatment within his own family. Despite championing gender equality and vowing to eliminate obstacles faced by women, revelations from former employees shed light on…

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