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    Protection and prevention of human trafficking in Italy (TIP2018)

    PROTECTIONThe government increased protection efforts. The Departmentof Equal Opportunity (DEO) coordinated protection efforts andreported government-supported NGOs assisted 1,354 potentialvictims in 2017, a significant increase from 851 victims assistedin 2016; however, this figure did not differentiate betweenvictims of trafficking and other forms of exploitation, and thusthe actual increase in trafficking victim identification is unclear.Of the total, […] More

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    Prosecution of human trafficking in Moldova (TIP 2018)

    The government of Moldova increased law enforcement efforts. Articles 165 and 206 of the criminal code criminalized all forms of trafficking. The law prescribed penalties of five to 12 years imprisonment for adult trafficking; and eight to 12 years imprisonment for child trafficking; and up to 20 years imprisonment in cases with aggravating circumstances. These […] More

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    Trafficking in Moldova (TIP2018)

    The Government of Moldova does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Moldova was upgraded to Tier 2. The government demonstrated increasing efforts by investigating and prosecuting more suspected traffickers, […] More