CSCE 113-1-6: OSCE Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking: Outlook and Opportunities, Hearing Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, September 17, 2013   [open pdf - 223KB]

This is the September 17, 2013 hearing on "OSCE Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking," held before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. From the opening statement of Benjamin L. Cardin: "The Helsinki Commission has been an instrumental component in the leadership of United States Government efforts to combat human trafficking. Our Members have a strong history of contributions to the inception of U.S. anti-trafficking legislation and compliance. This coupled with close engagement with actors throughout the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region on trafficking issues, have served to meet our human rights commitments within the Helsinki Final Act of 1975. […] Countless men, women, and children have faced the brutality of trafficking first-hand, aside from the social and economic costs that extend beyond their captivity. We must remain resolute in demanding immediate action from governments around the globe to support civil society efforts and ensure swift punishment of traffickers to interrupt this violent cycle of exploitation. OSCE initiatives are helping us take this action." Statements, letters, and material submitted for the record include those of the following: Maria Grazia Giammarinaro.

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