Published On: Wed, Jun 28th, 2017

Curaçao remained on Tier 2 in Human Trafficking Report

Human trafficking reportWILLEMSTAD - According to this year’s Human Trafficking Report recently released by the U.S. Department of State, the Government of Curaçao does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so.

The report also stated that the government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period. This is why Curaçao remained on Tier 2.

The government demonstrated increasing efforts by initiating more trafficking investigations, one of which involved three allegedly complicit police officers, and providing assistance and care to increasing numbers of trafficking victims. However, the government did not meet the minimum standards in several key areas. It did not prosecute or convict any traffickers for the second consecutive year; did not finalize standard operating procedures on victim identification; and did not address sex trafficking within the unregulated commercial sex industry.

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