Trafficking in Human Beings and the 2006 World Cup in Germany

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This study was published by International Organisation for Migration (IOM) with financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and was conducted between June and September 2006. Prior to the World Cup in Germany in 2006, there was considerable international concern that this event would contribute to a sharp increase in trafficking for sexual exploitation.  Media reports suggested that sex work would increase and that up to 40,000 women might be trafficked. This report investigates whether the number of victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation increased during the World Cup 2006. 

Contents include:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
    • Background
    • Methodology
  • Trafficking, Major Events and Demand Issues
    • Issues of demand and major events
    • Past events
      • France
      • Portugal
      • Greece
    • Germany and the 2006 FIFA World Cup
  • General Information on Trafficking of Human Beings in Germany
    • Prosecution of THB
    • Prostitution Law
    • Statistics
  • Trafficking and the World Cup 2006 in Germany
    • Discussion/Concerns/Activities before the World Cup
      • Germany
      • Abroad
    • Assessment of the Situation During the World Cup in Germany
      • Germany
      • Countries of Origin
  • Conclusions and Recommendations

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