trafficking and exploitation

Italy’s trafficking profile (TIP 2019)

As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit foreign victims in Italy. Victims originate primarily from Nigeria and other African countries, China, and Eastern Europe. Italy has an estimated 1.5 million unregistered workers, […]

trafficking and exploitation

Protection against human trafficking in Italy (TIP 2019)

The government decreased overall protection efforts. The Department of Equal Opportunity (DEO), which coordinates protection efforts, reported government-supported NGOs assisted 1,373 trafficking victims in 2018, of which 597 were new cases, compared to 1,354 trafficking […]

trafficking and exploitation

Prosecution of human trafficking in Italy (TIP 2019)

The government decreased law enforcement efforts. The 2003 Measures Against Trafficking in Persons law criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of 8 to 20 years’ imprisonment, which were sufficiently stringent and commensurate […]

trafficking and exploitation

Italy TIER rankig: TIER 2 (TIP 2019)

The U.S. Department of  State places each country in  the Trafficking in Persons Report onto one of four tiers, as mandated by the TVPA. This placement is based not on the size of the country’s […]

faith and spirituality

Prevention of human trafficking in Italy (TIP 2019)

The government maintained prevention efforts. The DEO, as coordinator of the interagency steering committee on trafficking, was responsible for drafting the national action plan. The government had not completed its updated plan for 2019-2021, although […]

trafficking and exploitation

Prosecution of human trafficking in Italy (TIP2018)

The government increased law enforcement efforts. The 2003 Measures Against Trafficking in Persons law criminalized sex and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of eight to 20 years imprisonment, which were sufficiently stringent and, with respect […]

trafficking and exploitation

Trafficking in Italy (TIP2018)

The Government of Italy fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The government continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period; therefore Italy remained on Tier 1. The government […]

trafficking and exploitation

Protection and prevention of human trafficking in Italy (TIP2018)

PROTECTION The government increased protection efforts. The Department of Equal Opportunity (DEO) coordinated protection efforts and reported government-supported NGOs assisted 1,354 potential victims in 2017, a significant increase from 851 victims assisted in 2016; however, […]