Podcast: Human trafficking in Europe – Myths and facts

In this podcast, four experts discuss the myths and facts of human trafficking since the Council of Europe’s Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings entered into force some five years ago.

The London-based American Abigail Stepnitz offers a personal commentary on the trends in human slavery, whilst Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen, the Netherlands’ National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings, explodes a central myth about trafficking by revealing that one in three victims in the country are Dutch citizens.

Sonia, an activist blogger, explains how governments could better serve those forced into sex slavery and the Council of Europe’s Petya Nestorova rounds off the discussion with her analysis of the enduring strengths of the treaty and looks forward to its future role in challenging a global scourge.

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