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Republic of Slovenia

Slovenia, which on 1 January 2007 became the first 2004 European Union entrant to adopt the euro, is a model of economic success and stability for the region. With the highest per capita GDP in Central Europe, Slovenia has excellent infrastructure, a well-educated work force, and a strategic location between the Balkans and Western Europe. [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

Slovenia

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Human Rights Reports 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61675.htm

[accessed 22 December 2010]

TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS The country was primarily a point of transit, and secondarily a destination, for women and teenage girls trafficked from Southeastern, Eastern, and Central Europe to Western Europe and North America. Trafficking in persons through the country was a significant problem. Victims were trafficked primarily for purposes of sexual exploitation. Those at particular risk of being trafficked were teenage girls and young women who lived in impoverished areas with high unemployment. Traffickers reportedly subjected some trafficking victims to violence in the form of beating and kicking.

Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 30 January 2004

sim.law.uu.nl/SIM/CaseLaw/uncom.nsf/0/4bc10061499e3b6bc1256e2e003da598?OpenDocument

[accessed 22 December 2010]

[62] While welcoming the measures taken by the State party to combat and raise awareness of the problem of trafficking in persons, including the establishment of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, the Committee is concerned about reports that Slovenia serves as a transit and destination country for trafficked women and girls. The Committee is also concerned that there is no specific prohibition in law of trafficking in human beings, including for the purpose of prostitution and other exploitative purposes.

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Issues Concluding Observations on Reports of Slovenia, Austria, Uzbekistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Libya

UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Press Release, 25 November 2005

www.unhchr.ch/huricane/huricane.nsf/0/DB5E68BE80A3B45FC12570C7002A3070?opendocument

[accessed 19 July 2011]

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CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS ON THE INITIAL REPORT OF SLOVENIA - The Committee noted with concern that trafficking in women and children was a serious problem in the State party, which was a country of origin, transit and destination for the trafficking of women and children. The Committee regretted the lack of specific legislation to combat that phenomenon, as well as the low number of enforcement measures.

Report by Special Rapporteur [DOC]

UN Economic and Social Council Commission on Human Rights, Fifty-ninth session, 6 January 2003

www.unhchr.ch/Huridocda/Huridoca.nsf/0/217511d4440fc9d6c1256cda003c3a00/$FILE/G0310090.doc

[accessed 19 July 2011]

[65] Children below 14 are not criminally liable but juveniles from the age of 14 will be criminally liable for the offence of prostituting themselves.  Only exceptionally will a juvenile judge order the detention of a juvenile.  If it is considered to be of benefit to the juvenile, he or she may be detained with adults.  A juvenile who was sold or trafficked will not incur any liability.

Country Information Slovenia

Terre des Hommes via its Internet platform against sexual exploitation of children in tourism www.child-hood.com

www.child-hood.com/index.php?id=719&type=6

[accessed 19 July 2011]

COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN IN TOURISM - Slovenia is a transit country but also a source country for traffickers who bring women and children for sexual exploitation to western Europe, in particular to Austria. It does not play a significant role as a destination for paedo-sexual perpetrators.

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