Baku, OSCE to mull human trafficking problem

Azerbaijan and OSCE will discuss human trafficking problems during the visit of Madina Jarbussynova, Special Representative and Coordinator to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings to Azerbaijan, a diplomatic source told Trend.

During the visit scheduled for March 9-13, Jarbussynova will hold meetings with Azerbaijani officials, as well as civil society representatives.

The OSCE stands for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. With 57 States from Europe, Central Asia and North America, the OSCE is the world’s largest regional security organization.

Human trafficking affects virtually all OSCE states, either as countries of origin or destination. This modern form of slavery is an affront to human dignity, often involving psychological terror and physical violence. Human trafficking engages issues of human rights and rule of law, of law enforcement and crime control, of inequality and discrimination, of corruption, economic deprivation and migration.