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U.S. Department of State 2001 Trafficking in Persons Report - Georgia

Publisher United States Department of State
Author Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Publication Date 12 July 2001
Cite as United States Department of State, U.S. Department of State 2001 Trafficking in Persons Report - Georgia, 12 July 2001, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4680d76fc.html [accessed 18 December 2014]
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Georgia (Tier 2)

Georgia is a source and a transit country for trafficking in both men and women. Georgians are mostly trafficked to Turkey, Greece, Israel, and Western Europe for work in bars, domestic service, and prostitution. Russian and Ukrainian women are trafficked through Georgia to Turkey.

The Government of Georgia does not meet the minimum standards; however, it is taking steps to combat trafficking in persons. Georgia is limited by a lack of resources and its inability to control borders and separatist regimes. Georgia has no specific anti-trafficking law, but it does have laws prohibiting slavery, forced labor, illegal detention, kidnapping, rape, sexual coercion, and fraud, with penalties ranging from 3 to 20 years. Prosecutors have used the fraud statutes in several trafficking cases. The Government is imposing new regulations on travel agencies to strengthen the legal rights of clients. Severe budget constraints prevent the Government from funding prevention and repatriation programs. Georgia cooperates with other governments on trafficking cases through exchanges of intelligence and other information.

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