The office of the Dutch National Rapporteur was represented at the international ELPAT-congress on ethical, legal and psychosocial aspects of transplantation. At the congress, which was held in Rotterdam on 19 and 20 April, the head of office explained the link between organ trade and trafficking in human beings. He stressed that international cooperation is essential for combating this crime.
The study of the Dutch National Rapporteur on human trafficking for the purpose of the removal of organs and forced commercial surrogacy is now available in English. In the report, the Rapporteur focuses on current developments in the field of organ donation and the forced removal of organs and – for the first time – argues that forced commercial surrogacy could fall within the scope of human trafficking.
On Saturday 1 December Corinne Dettmeijer, the Dutch Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings will speak about modern day slavery at TEDxAmsterdamWomen.
The exhibition Journey was on display at Plein, The Hague, from October 14 until October 24 2010. Click on the link to watch a documentary about the exhibition.
The National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children reports on the nature and extent of human trafficking and sexual violence against children in the Netherlands, and on the effects of the government policies pursued.
National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against ChildrenMrs. C.E. Dettmeijer-Vermeulen