Sunday, January 1, 2017
"UNODC said the number of countries that passed laws criminalizing trafficking grew to 158 this year from 33 in 2003 but there was still too few convictions with 15 percent of countries reporting no convictions at all."
"The rate of convictions remains far too low, and victims are not always receiving the protection and services countries are obliged to provide," Fedotov said."
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