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The Red Cross warns against the violence of Croatian border guards against migrants

The Red Cross warns against the violence of Croatian border guards against migrants trying to enter the country from neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, AP reports.

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Germans unimpressed with Merkel's rebellious anti-migrant minister Seehofer, poll shows

Angela Merkel’s rebellious interior minister has failed to impress Germans with his hardline stance on migration, according to new polling likely to reinforce the chancellor’s position.  

A ...

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‘New Balkan Route’ for Migrants, Refugees Causes Alarm

A growing number of migrants and refugees using the new Balkan route through Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia to reach the EU raising concerns of a humanitarian and security crisis. Security and human ...

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Cop accused of sex crimes against human trafficking victims

Officer was investigating an Eastern European gang that brought women to Israel for prostitution; is suspended from force

A police officer was arrested Wednesday after he was found to have had ...

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Italian parents under house arrest for forcing 9-year-old into prostitution

The parents of a nine-year-old girl have been placed under house arrest for forcing their daughter into prostitution, police in the southern Italian region of Sicily said on Monday.

Two men aged 63 ...

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Let Europe face up to human trafficking in 2018

Europe’s reception of children seeking refuge is particularly shameful

Last year came to an end with horrific images of slave labour markets in Libya, and a further UN Security Council resolution ...

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Big hit against sexual exploitation: criminal group dismantled in Spain and Romania

Spanish National Police and the Romanian Police have joined forces, supported by Europol and Eurojust, to dismantle an organised crime group involved in trafficking women for sexual exploitation in ...

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European Resource Center

Bosnia and Herzegovina is on the Tier 2 Watchlist again. According to the 2019 State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report the BiH government was not sucessful in taking actions to counter the phenomenon. Potential downgrade to Tier 3 status is detrimental to BiH, thus more needs to be done and very soon, othervise the U.S. government will be forced to restrict providing technical assistance, training, or capacity development to all BiH government institutions!

This situation has been discussed by the USAID Mission Director Nancy Eslick and the State Anti-Trafficking Coordinator in BiH, where the State Coordinator briefed on progress in reforming the referral and coordination mechanism in BiH since the recent adoption of the Strategy for combating trafficking in human beings in BiH for the period 2020-2023 and thanked USAID for its assistance in these efforts. The interlocutors concluded that additional joint efforts are needed to assist BiH's more efficient response to this serious problem.

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