Crimes against humanity http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29390/all en Brazil hotline, soap opera help bust prostitution ring in Spain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/brazil-hotline-soap-opera-help-bust-prostitution-ring-spain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRASILIA, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A call home from an anguished daughter in Spain and images from a soap opera about human trafficking for sexual exploitation led a Brazilian mother to realize her daughter was in trouble.</p> <p>So she called a sexual abuse hotline set up by Brazil's Ministry of Women's Affairs, prompting an international police operation that led authorities to break up a prostitution ring in the Spanish university town of Salamanca last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/brazil-hotline-soap-opera-help-bust-prostitution-ring-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes against humanity Politics Sex crimes Slavery Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:30:57 +0000 5743590 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-U.N. says has list of Syrian war crimes suspects http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-1-un-says-some-syrian-leaders-suspected-war-crimes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UN investigators says both sides commit warcrimes</p> <p>* Say have list of suspects "in leadership positions"</p> <p>* Report urges Security Council to ensure accountability</p> <p>* Suggests referring violators to the ICC</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>GENEVA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Syrians in "leadership positions" who may be responsible for war crimes have been identified, along with units accused of perpetrating them, United Nations investigators said on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-1-un-says-some-syrian-leaders-suspected-war-crimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Crimes against humanity Entertainment Human rights abuses Impunity Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:30:48 +0000 5758805 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese chef 'forced to sleep in cage' in Amsterdam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/chinese-chef-forced-sleep-cage-amsterdam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Chinese chef was forced to sleep in a filthy cage in an Amsterdam restaurant for a year while working in slave-like conditions, Dutch prosecutors said.</p> <p>The cook was "exploited in the most terrible way", according to court documents seen by AFP on Thursday relating to the ongoing trial of a 52-year-old female Chinese restaurant owner and four other suspects on human trafficking charges.</p> <p>"The victim was intimidated and had to work under miserable conditions," while being shuttled back-and-forth between Chinese restaurants in Amsterdam and the eastern city of Arnhem.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/chinese-chef-forced-sleep-cage-amsterdam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes against humanity Sex crimes Slavery AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:01:21 +0000 5762289 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil makes new push to halt human trafficking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/brazil-makes-new-push-halt-human-trafficking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brazil on Tuesday unveiled new steps to combat human trafficking, including tighter border controls and a clampdown on both the organ trade and the recruitment of slave labor.</p> <p>The new strategy, to be in force until 2016, would target not only sexual slavery but also forced labor, organ trafficking and the illegal adoption of children, government officials told a press conference here.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/brazil-makes-new-push-halt-human-trafficking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crimes against humanity Debt bondage Social Issues AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:30:54 +0000 5767839 at http://www.globalpost.com Thai woman jailed for Swiss prostitution ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/thai-woman-jailed-swiss-prostitution-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Swiss court Friday sentenced a Thai woman to six and a half years behind bars for her role in a forced prostitution ring, in one of Switzerland's biggest ever human trafficking cases.</p> <p>The regional Bern court ruled that the 43-year-old, whose name was not released, was guilty of human trafficking and incitement to prostitution after her network imported around 50 Thai women and men and forced them to sell sex in several Swiss cities, the ATS news agency reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/thai-woman-jailed-swiss-prostitution-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crimes against humanity Sex industry AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:45:59 +0000 5791225 at http://www.globalpost.com Mauritania pledges help for freed slaves http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/mauritania-pledges-help-for-freed-slaves <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mauritania announced Friday it will launch its first agency charged explicitly with helping former slaves, with campaigners arguing the trade is still alive and well in the west African state.</p> <p>The organisation's mission will be to "eradicate the legacy of slavery" by helping the poor and marginalised through better access to housing and employment, a government statement said.</p> <p>While various social security programmes have helped victims of slavery in the past, the beneficiaries were never recognised as such, with schemes officially targeting other disadvantaged groups.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/mauritania-pledges-help-for-freed-slaves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Crimes against humanity Mauritania Slavery Social Issues AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:17:50 +0000 5791329 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Black Jesus' among PNG prison escapees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/black-jesus-among-png-prison-escapees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A manhunt was under way Sunday after 49 prisoners, including an infamous cult leader known as "Black Jesus" who is suspected of cannibalism, broke out of a jail in Papua New Guinea.</p> <p>The escape happened from a prison in Madang on the poverty-stricken Pacific nation's east, with convicted rapist Stephen Tari among those that got away, Australian media reported.</p> <p>Tari, a failed Lutheran pastor who was widely known as Black Jesus, was found guilty in 2010 of raping girls who belonged to his Christian-based sect and sentenced to up to 10 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/black-jesus-among-png-prison-escapees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cannibalism Crimes Crimes against humanity Religion Stephen Tari AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 06:45:33 +0000 5792314 at http://www.globalpost.com RIACAT boosts campaign vsinst trafficking in Cagayan Valley Region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/riacat-boosts-campaign-vsinst-trafficking-cagayan-valley-region <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Regional Inter-agency Council Against Trafficking (RIACAT) has intensified its campaign through massive information dissemination in Cagayan Valley Region.</p><P>RIACAT member Prosecutor Carolyn Deray, said there were already 16 cases filed in court and one was already prosecuted last year.</p><P>She said the council has became very active in implementing the trafficking in persons law in the region since its reactivation last year.</p><P>Philippine National Police (PNP) Inspector Alpiniano Dorado, said the police and other concerned agencies also integrated in their community immersio</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/riacat-boosts-campaign-vsinst-trafficking-cagayan-valley-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes against humanity Debt bondage Human trafficking Technology Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 16:47:36 +0000 Asianet 5804186 at http://www.globalpost.com 600,000 'tricked and trapped' into labour in Mideast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/600000-tricked-and-trapped-labour-mideast-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An estimated 600,000 people have been "tricked and trapped" into forced employment in the Middle East, many of them also sexually exploited, the UN's labour agency said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The International Labour Organisation, issuing the findings of a two-year study based on 650 interviews, called for an overhaul of employment practices in the region, notably an end to the "kafala" system of sponsorships.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/600000-tricked-and-trapped-labour-mideast-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crimes against humanity Immigration law Kafala System Labor Law Social Issues AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:01:50 +0000 5807211 at http://www.globalpost.com Google weaves a web between human trafficking hotlines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/google-weaves-web-between-human-trafficking-hotlines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sex workers are more likely to call in to a hotline for victims of human trafficking on a Wednesday, and a Google-backed initiative announced Tuesday could help to explain why.</p> <p>The Internet search giant is giving a total of $3 million to three groups in Europe, Asia and the United States combating modern-day slavery to help them share and analyze the mountains of data that grows out of their frontline work.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/google-weaves-web-between-human-trafficking-hotlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crimes against humanity Debt bondage Environment Health Human trafficking Politics Social Issues Technology AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 02:15:20 +0000 5808607 at http://www.globalpost.com Campaign to highlight child rights issues in May polls launched in Region 12 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/campaign-highlight-child-rights-issues-may-polls-launched-region-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Child rights advocates in Region 12 have embarked on a campaign to highlight child rights, welfare and protection as among the top issues and concerns that local voters should consider in the upcoming May 13 midterm national and local elections.</p><P>Fanny Divino, regional program manager of international child rights group Save the Children, said Wednesday they have launched a series of consultations and awareness campaigns in various parts of the region to educate voters on concerns affecting children and promote them as major election issues.</p><P>She said the initiative is part of a </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/campaign-highlight-child-rights-issues-may-polls-launched-region-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child labour Crimes against humanity Debt bondage Technology Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:46:21 +0000 Asianet 5809833 at http://www.globalpost.com UN labour report lacks credibility, says UAE watchdog http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/un-labour-report-lacks-credibility-says-uae-watchdog <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A member of the UAE's human traffic watchdog has said an international study into the treatment of workers in the Emirates lacks credibility.</p><P>Dr Saeed Al Ghafli, of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, criticised the methods behind the UN International Labour Organisation's (ILO) report Tricked and Trapped, presented this week in Jordan, the National newspaper today reported.</p><P>Dr Al Ghafli, also assistant under secretary for FNC Affairs, said the report relied on indicators rather than statistics.</p><P>He further said that human trafficking needed to be fought in</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/un-labour-report-lacks-credibility-says-uae-watchdog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Child labour Crimes against humanity Saeed Al Ghafli Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:08:29 +0000 Asianet 5814074 at http://www.globalpost.com EU nations lax on human trafficking as slavery worsens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/eu-nations-lax-human-trafficking-slavery-worsens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brussels warned European Union nations Monday to get a move on and adopt new rules against human trafficking or face sanctions as statistics showed modern-day slavery worsening across the bloc.</p> <p>A first-ever report from the European Commission highlighted an 18 percent increase from 2008 to 2010 in identified and presumed victims of trafficking -- more than 23,000 across the 27-nation bloc.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/eu-nations-lax-human-trafficking-slavery-worsens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes against humanity European Union Sex crimes Slavery Social Issues AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:47:00 +0000 5815963 at http://www.globalpost.com EU nations warned to act as human trafficking worsens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/eu-nations-warned-act-human-trafficking-worsens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brussels warned European Union nations Monday to get a move on with adopting tough new rules against human trafficking or face sanctions as a first report on the problem showed "modern-day slavery" worsening across the bloc.</p> <p>The European Commission report signalled an 18 percent increase from 2008 to 2010 in identified and presumed victims of trafficking in the 27-nation EU, with the total at 23,632.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/eu-nations-warned-act-human-trafficking-worsens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crimes against humanity Labor Law Sex crimes Slavery Social Issues AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:31:55 +0000 5816055 at http://www.globalpost.com EU nations warned to act as human trafficking worsens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/eu-nations-warned-act-human-trafficking-worsens-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brussels warned European Union nations Monday to get a move on with adopting tough new rules against human trafficking or face sanctions as a first report on the problem showed "modern-day slavery" worsening across the bloc.</p> <p>The European Commission report signalled an 18 percent increase from 2008 to 2010 in identified and presumed victims of trafficking in the 27-nation EU, with the total at 23,632.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130415/eu-nations-warned-act-human-trafficking-worsens-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crimes against humanity Labor Law Sex crimes Slavery Social Issues AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:46:32 +0000 5816124 at http://www.globalpost.com