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Trafficking in Persons Interim Assessment - Algeria

Publisher United States Department of State
Publication Date 24 February 2010
Cite as United States Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Interim Assessment - Algeria, 24 February 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4b8e7a818.html [accessed 31 July 2014]
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[From the introductory text accompanying this report on the U.S. Department of State website: "In most cases, the Interim Assessment is intended to serve as a tool by which to gauge the anti-trafficking progress of countries that may be in danger of slipping a tier in the upcoming June 2010 TIP Report and to give them guidance on how to avoid a Tier 3 ranking. It is a tightly focused progress report, assessing the concrete actions a government has taken to address the key deficiencies highlighted in the June 2009 TIP Report. The Interim Assessment covers actions undertaken between the beginning of May – the cutoff for data covered in the June TIP Report – and November. Readers are requested to refer to the annual TIP Report for an analysis of large-scale efforts and a description of the trafficking problem in each particular country or territory."]

The Government of Algeria has made minimal progress against human trafficking since the release of the 2009 TIP Report. The government's new trafficking law entered into force in March 2009. The government has not reported any investigations, prosecutions, or convictions under this law.

The government funded the domestic travel of Algerian law enforcement officials to meet with outside anti-trafficking experts, as part of initial consultations for a training program.

The Algerian government has not strengthened its capacity to identify victims of trafficking among illegal immigrants nor has it improved services available to trafficking victims. The government has not ensured that trafficking victims are not punished for unlawful acts committed as a direct result of being trafficked, and it has not undertaken a campaign to increase public awareness of trafficking.

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