U.S. Department of State 2001 Trafficking in Persons Report - Romania
|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 - Romania, 12 July 2001, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4680d785a.html [accessed 26 December 2014]|
Romania (Tier 3)
Romania is primarily a country of origin and transit for trafficking women to Turkey, Italy, Greece, and the Balkans for sexual exploitation. To a lesser extent, men are trafficked to Greece for agricultural labor.
The Government of Romania does not meet the minimum standards but has recently begun high-level efforts to combat trafficking. Due to a lack of resources and low-level corruption, many local Government officials regard trafficking as a low priority and treat victims as social outcasts. Although Romania has no specific anti-trafficking law, other laws prohibit elements of trafficking, such as pimping and rape. In April 2001, the Government appointed a national coordinator to combat trafficking, and a recently created anti-trafficking squad has arrested three traffickers. In addition to sponsoring a regional international conference to combat trafficking in May 2001, the Government also established an interministerial commission to draft an anti-trafficking law. The Government provided the International Organization for Migration with a location for a shelter in Bucharest, but it does not provide direct assistance to victims.