Cyprus - Labour exploitation on the rise - April 30, 2018

In the annual report from the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) Cyprus is listed among the countries where labour exploitation has emerged as the predominant form of human trafficking. The proportion of identified victims of labour exploitation grew from one third of the total of identified trafficking victims in 2013, to two thirds in 2015. Trade union Peo called on the government to toughen its response to illegal employment. According to the union the state needs to build more effective mechanisms to support and protect victims of trafficking for labour exploitation so that victims can report abuses.

Read on: in English …   The GRETA-report: in English …

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