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  • Rapporteur advises on implementation of the CoE Convention on violence against women and domestic violence

    11-04-2014

    The Dutch National Rapporteur has published her advice about the Dutch bills related to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating of violence against women and domestic violence. The Rapporteur stresses the importance of attention for the intertwinement of these subjects with the issues of trafficking in human beings and sexual violence against children.

  • Dutch Rapporteur advises government to increase efforts against child sex tourism

    10-02-2014

    Children have the right to protection against sexual violence. The Dutch Government must therefore endeavour to prevent Dutch nationals from committing sexual offences against children in other countries, as well as in the Netherlands. That is the key message of the Dutch Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children in her report Barriers against child sex tourism. In order to improve the fight against child sex tourism Rapporteur Corinne Dettmeijer provides ...

  • San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment

    28-01-2014

    Researchers of the bureau of the Dutch Rapporteur are to share their preliminary findings on perpetrators of child sexual violence with fellow experts at the International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. The 28th Annual Conference is held from January 26-31 in San Diego.

  • Dutch Rapporteur visits United States

    28-01-2014

    Last week the oral argument was held in the potentially groundbreaking American case to which the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children contributed as ‘friend of the court’. The case is crucial for ensuring adequate compensation to victims of child pornography. Besides attending the oral argument at the Supreme Court of the United States, Corinne Dettmeijer is also sharing her knowledge and experience at several prestigious universities.

  • Does legalised prostitution generate more human trafficking?

    29-11-2013

    There is growing concern about the effects of prostitution policy on the overall scale of human trafficking in the sense of sexual exploitation. Does legalised prostitution generate more human trafficking? More academic research is needed before this question can be answered, the Dutch Rapporteur concludes in her Ninth Report on Human Trafficking (English version forthcoming).

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    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.

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    About us

    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.

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Trafficking in human beings

  • Trafficking in human beings (THB) is regarded both in the Netherlands and internationally as a serious crime and a violation of the victim’s human rights. Combating THB must be given the highest priority. However, which activities exactly should be combated then? Read the article by the Bureau of the Dutch Rapporteur on THB.

Sexual Violence against Children

  • There are many different definitions of sexual violence against children. The Dutch Rapporteur utilises a broad definition which includes all sexual crimes in the Dutch Criminal Code that could be applicable to underage victims.

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