EU Anti-Trafficking Day Fights Modern-Day Slavery

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is calling on governments to fight human trafficking, the modern-day version of slavery, as European Union members observe Anti-Trafficking Day on Tuesday.

OSCE spokeswoman Maria Grazia Giammarinaro called human trafficking “intolerable in the modern world.” She added, “Human trafficking has no place in a civilized society.”

The OSCE says the implications human trafficking reach far beyond the EU. Many victims originate outside Europe and are brought into the region by organized criminal groups.

Anti-Trafficking Day events are being held Tuesday in many EU states in hopes of bringing consistent enforcement of immigration and labor policies.