Trafficking in Persons Interim Assessment - Guinea
|Publisher||United States Department of State|
|Publication Date||24 February 2010|
|Cite as||United States Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Interim Assessment - Guinea, 24 February 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4b8e7a7623.html [accessed 23 October 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 Guinea has not demonstrated discernable progress to combat trafficking in persons since the release of the 2009 Report. The government has not reported increased efforts to investigate, prosecute, and convict traffickers or to adopt implementing text for the 2008 Child Code that includes anti-trafficking provisions. The government did not increase prescribed penalties for sex trafficking of adults and children or develop stronger partnerships with NGOs to provide victim care. Moreover, the government did not take steps to increase public awareness about trafficking.