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Hon. Alcee L. Hastings, Chairman
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
May 17, 2007


(Washington) – The Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission), Representative Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) and Co-Chairman Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) announced today that the Commission will hold a joint briefing with the Albanian Issues Caucus and the Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking entitled:

“Combating Trafficking in Persons in Albania”
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Room 2255
Rayburn House Office Building




In recent years, the U.S. Department of State has ranked Albania in “Tier 2” regarding trafficking in persons, not fully complying with minimum standards to eliminate trafficking but making significant efforts to do so. A transit country in the past, traffickers today look to Albania as a source country for women and children for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labor, including use of Romani children for begging.

The briefing will focus on the efforts of Albania’s National Coordinator to Combat Trafficking to implement a national action plan, as well as efforts by the United States and other international actors to help.

Appearing at the joint briefing will be:

Iva Zajmi, Deputy Minister of Interior and National Coordinator to Combat Human Trafficking in Albania
Bruce A. Hintz, U.S. Department of Justice Liaison for Assistance to Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. Department of State
Ernest E. Allen, President and CEO, International Center for Missing and Exploited Children


Media Contact: Fred L. Turner
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