'Vast areas of impunity' for people trafficking: UN report

'Vast areas of impunity' for people trafficking: UN report

Yahoo - World·2019-01-07 07:06

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A UN report has warned that "vast areas of impunity" remain globally for people traffickers, with victims subjected to crimes ranging from sexual exploitation to organ removal.

Despite a recent trend towards more people trafficking convictions in many African and Middle Eastern countries, the report from the UN Office and Drugs and Crime (UNODC) pointed out that "the total numbers in these areas remain very low".
"There appears to be hardly any risk for traffickers to face justice," it said.

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