Podcast: Conference on smuggling of migrants

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland warned today against the dual problems of smuggling and human trafficking.

Greece: Human rights court awards €576,000 to forced labour migrant strawberry-pickers

The case concerned 42 Bangladeshi nationals who did not have work permits and were subjected to forced labour. Their employers had recruited them to pick strawberries on a farm in Manolada (Greece) but failed to pay the applicants’ wages and obliged them to work in difficult physical conditions under the supervision of armed guards.

New anti-human trafficking report on Armenia

Experts want Armenia to do more to prevent trafficking of children, trafficking for labour exploitation, as well as to protect and assist victims.

Italy: Anti-crime control measures human rights dispute nears judgement

The case concerns the imposition on a person considered dangerous of a measure entailing special police supervision, together with a two-year compulsory residence order.

Conference highlights terrorists’ trafficking and destruction of cultural heritage

A conference examining the response to the illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural artiifacts is now underway in Strasbourg.