U.S. Department of State 2001 Trafficking in Persons Report - Slovenia
|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 - Slovenia, 12 July 2001, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4680d77923.html [accessed 20 September 2014]|
Slovenia (Tier 2)
Slovenia is a transit and destination country for trafficking; most victims are women trafficked into sexual exploitation from Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Moldova, Russia, Romania, and Bulgaria through Slovenia to Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
The Government of Slovenia does not yet fully meet the minimum standards; however, the Government is making significant efforts to combat trafficking despite a lack of resources. There are no specific trafficking laws, but prosecutors can use other provisions against traffickers that carry penalties of 6 months to 10 years' imprisonment. In 1999 there were 46 criminal indictment for trafficking. A total of 16 cases went to trial; the courts sentenced one person to 6 months and another to 1 year in prison. In 2000 the Government apprehended a suspected organized-crime boss whose alleged crimes included trafficking in persons. Regional police directorates have organized crime departments that investigate trafficking. The Government does not have prevention programs nor does it assist trafficking victims. Victims usually are deported either immediately or following their testimony in court. The Government provides funding to NGO's that assist only Slovenian citizens.