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Trafficking in Human Beings Amounting to Torture and other forms of Ill-Treatment

Rachel Witkin
Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE)

This Paper, the first of its kind, was developed in partnership with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights.

The OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe) commissioned the report after a speech Helen Bamber made for them, in which she compared human trafficking to torture.

In our long-term experience of working with survivors, both the injuries and trauma suffered in trafficking cases are comparable with that of survivors of torture.

In this paper, this is explained in a comprehensive, accessible way to enable other professionals to take it forward in their own area of work.

The OSCE’s Special Representative, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro gave the keynote address. She was joined by two guest speakers from the Helen Bamber Foundation and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute.

Click the download link below to read the full report.