Ireland’s Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking in 2020

Over the past week, since World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on the 30th of July, we have published daily articles linking to videos on different aspects of Ireland’s response to this injustice.  Today, to complete our series of articles on this issue we publish a piece written by John McGeady the OLA Justice Officer. This outlines the current situation in Ireland, summarizes information from the 2021 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) and lists the recommendations that it makes in order to improve Ireland’s response.

The Trafficking in Persons or TIP Report is the world’s most comprehensive report on governmental anti-trafficking efforts. It is published by the U.S. State Department every year and ranks each country based on their anti-trafficking efforts.

Ireland has been ranked on tier 2: Watch List for the second year in a row because the Government does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. Below is an outline of Ireland’s efforts to prosecute traffickers, protect victims of trafficking and prevent trafficking….. Read more

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