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Protect Victims of Trafficking

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Cork STOP Sex Trafficking Campaign is calling on the Minister of Justice to amend the Criminal Justice (Trafficking and Sexual Offences) Bill 2006 to include: 1. A comprehensive legal response to the needs of victims of trafficking. 2. Sensitive, well-resourced and effective protection measures for child victims of trafficking, 3. A clear statement is required setting out the irrelevance of the victim\'s consent where any of the improper means specified in the definition of trafficking are used. The irrelevance of consent in all cases involving children must also be clearly stated. 4. Protection measures for witnesses and victims during legal proceedings including specifically provision for: physical protection, relocation, identity change and assistance in obtaining employment. 5. The establishment of a specialised unit or task force within An Garda Siochana with responsibility for coordinating responses to trafficking and providing training to specialised personnel. 6. A national coordinating body to monitor and coordinate agency responses to trafficking. The publication of the Bill provides an opportunity to establish, on a statutory basis, a coordinating body.

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  • Maryam Madani
    Maryam Madani Ireland, Dublin
    Mar 18, 2017
    Mar 18, 2017
    I would personally like to see police raids on the very visible Cork city brothels, requesting identification from those present. Failure to produce such identification would be a red flag, and there is a good chance of catching victims of sex trafficking this way.
  • Valerie O'Donnell
    Valerie O'Donnell United States, San Rafael
    Nov 16, 2015
    Nov 16, 2015
    It is urgent that the Irish government take these steps. Too many innocent children's and women's lives have been destroyed due to sex trafficking. It's time to take meaningful action.
  • Shahidah Janjua
    Shahidah Janjua Ireland
    Oct 12, 2014
    Oct 12, 2014
    Trafficking of women also happens within a country. Prostituted women are moved from place to place. Prostitution and trafficking are violence against women. Any law should state this.
  • TERRY CLYNCH
    TERRY CLYNCH Ireland, Cork
    Apr 05, 2014
    Apr 05, 2014
    More needs to be done by everyone to stop this sickening practice.
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