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09.09.2013 2765 Views
The purpose of this study is to explore the current Moldovan context with regard to trafficking in persons, specifically with regard to provision of compensation for those individuals. The study has approached the topic from the understanding that access to compensation for gross violations of human rights, such as trafficking, is itself a human right and is essential to any strategy effectively preventing trafficking and protecting victims.
Additionally this study has approached the issue of compensation of trafficked persons within the context of more general state obligations or opportunities to compensate victims of various types of serious violent crime, including, for example, torture, terrorism, rape, serious domestic violence, child sexual abuse and serious types of assault or murder. The study has taken as a premise that the ideal outcome is for the state to be able to ensure that victims of all types of crime have access to necessary and legally relevant compensation, whether provided by the state or by a third party. However, it is also recognised that based on financial reality and the need to establish and build upon operational structures relating to compensation that provision of access to various groups over time may be a more practical approach. Therefore while the study regularly makes reference to the ideal establishment of an overall victim compensation fund, it recognises the need for implementation to be gradual.