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is the world’s biggest violation of human rights.
Trafficking of human beings is growing fastest is
Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet
Union. This region now rivals such
"traditional" source regions as Asia,
Africa and the Caribbean”.
Arlacchi, Director General, UN Office for Drug Control and
nightmare is upon us… it is a stain on our
culture. We see it in the plate glass windows of
Antwerp and Hamburg; it inundates the centres and
pavements of Paris, Amsterdam, Athens and Rome; it is the
product for sale in the markets of London and Madrid.
There is a lack of political will at the national level to
tackle this growing and sinister trade and a Europe-wide
approach is needed”.
Social Affairs Commissioner Anna Diamantopoulou addressing
a session of the European Parliament