A new report urges Romanian authorities to tackle the “root causes” of human trafficking by increasing educational opportunities and employment opportunities among vulnerable groups.
The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) also says Romania should do more to investigate trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation and to follow-up any report of alleged involvement of public officials in offences related to human trafficking
GRETA’s first evaluation report on Romania does welcome the steps taken to combat trafficking in human beings through the adoption of anti-trafficking legislation, the setting up of the National Agency against Trafficking in Persons, and the introduction of a national identification and referral mechanism for victims of trafficking.
However, the GRETA report of 31 May stresses “the need for further measures aimed at tackling the root causes of trafficking, especially through fostering access to education and jobs for vulnerable groups.”
The GRETA authors also want better training for border police staff to improve the identification of victims of trafficking, both Romanian and foreign nationals and compensation and legal redress for victims.
GRETA report on Romania
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