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«Slavery is not a horror safely confined to the past; it continues to exist throughout the world, where slaves work and sweat and build and suffer.» Kevin Bales

Personal freedom is not violable.

Constitution of the Italian Republic (Art. 13), 1947

 

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What can you do?

If you know someone who is in danger or that you consider may be a victim of human trafficking or heavy exploitation, you can call free helpline  800 290 290  to advise about the situation and receive information.

Per approfondire

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Page of  the European Union dedicated to the Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

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Page of the Council of Europe on the Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

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Page of The International Labour Organization

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Page of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

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Page of the International Organization for Migration

Themes

Human trafficking

Trafficking in human beings is a heavy violation of human rights. It is based on the commoditization of the person and the suppression of their dignity. Human trafficking involves people of different nationalities, subjected to various types of exploitation (sexual, of labour, begging, illegal economies), at times noticeable and easily identifiable, at other times hidden and disguised in order not to be understood and hindered.

The Italian system

Among European countries, Italy is one of the most involved in the phenomenon of human trafficking. For this reason, it has adopted a cutting-edge system which aims at opposing criminal organizations and guaranteeing protection to the victims at the same time. It follows an approach that places the person at the core safeguarding the victims’ human rights.

Quotations

Constitution of the Italian Republic
Art. 2
The Republic recognizes and guarantees the inviolable human rights.

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
Preamble
Trafficking in human beings constitutes a violation of human rights and an offense to the dignity and the integrity of the human being.

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
Art. 4
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude. No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour. Trafficking in human beings is prohibited.

 

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