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Human trafficking is happening here


Fact sheet accompanying the Ninth report of the Dutch Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children

The Ninth Report on Trafficking in Human Beings shows that the Dutch fight against trafficking in human beings is going relatively well. Ever more organisations are taking their responsibility in this fight. Nevertheless, worries remain about certain issues.


The recommendations of the Dutch Rapporteur address the most urgent of issues:

  1. Identification of and care for victims of trafficking, notably minor victims of domestic trafficking.
  2. Development of a national referral mechanism.
  3. Prostitution industry: Reducing the susceptibility of the industry to trafficking in human beings; strenghtening the position of prostitutes; and holding clients accountable if they know, or can reasonably be assumed to know, that a man or woman whose sexual services they are using is in fact a victim of trafficking.
  4. Tackling exploitation outside the sex industry, including new forms such as forced begging.
  5. Fostering the link between the Regional Information and Expertise Centres and the Safety Coordination Houses.

One section of the Ninth Report has already been made available in English. The section addresses the question: pdf bestand"Does legalised prostitution generate more human trafficking?" (pdf, 0.64 MB) (via dutchrapporteur.nl) (29-11-2013)

pdf bestand'Human trafficking is happening here' (pdf, 4.31 MB) (via nationaalrapporteur.nl)