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Date

15 Oct 2015

Type of document

Reports

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Keyword

Organ trafficking
Indications for investigation
Organized (criminal)

HOTT project: Indicators for judicial and law enforcement authorities, transplant professionals and victim support workers

Date

15 Oct 2015

The HOTT project, which combats trafficking in persons for the purpose of organ removal, is the first EU-funded project against this 'new' and neglected form of trafficking in human beings. An increasing number of indications emerge from countries across the globe on trafficking in human beings for the purpose of organ removal. Many countries have implemented adequate legislation against it, yet its non-legislative response is practically nonexistent. The project aims to increase knowledge and information, raise awareness about the crime and improve its non-legislative response.

The latest report of this project shows indicators of trafficked persons with the purpose of organ removal, that are based on empirical research data that has been collected under the HOTT project. The sources from which these indicators have been derived from: interviews with police, prosecutors, recipients and transplant professionals; recipients’ and victims’ testimonies and judgments of prosecuted cases.