Human trafficking of girls in particular “on the rise,” United Nations warns

BY PAMELA FALK CBS NEWS

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Foreign women are seen in a karaoke bar in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat during a police raid as part of a campaign against prostitution and human trafficking involving women and minors, Nov. 9, 2018.GETTY

United Nations — A new U.N. report warns “the number of human trafficking victims is on the rise” as criminal gangs and terror groups prey increasingly on women and children to make money and bolster their numbers. The 90-page Global Trafficking in Persons report says that children, who account for 30 percent of all trafficking victims, include “far more” girls than boys.

“The vast majority of detected victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation and 35 percent of those trafficked for forced labor are female,” Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) wrote in the report, adding that trafficking cases overall have hit a 13-year high. Tiếp tục đọc “Human trafficking of girls in particular “on the rise,” United Nations warns”

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UN court judge quits The Hague citing political interference

Christoph Flügge warns over ‘shocking’ moves by Trump administration and Turkey

The ICC headquarters in The Hague.
The ICC headquarters in The Hague. Photograph: Peter de Jong/AP

A senior judge has resigned from one of the UN’s international courts in The Hague citing “shocking” political interference from the White House andTurkey.

Christoph Flügge, a German judge, claimed the US had threatened judgesafter moves were made to examine the conduct of US soldiers in Afghanistan. Tiếp tục đọc “UN court judge quits The Hague citing political interference”