Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman on Combatting Trafficking in Persons

Sunday, October 18, 2020 Human trafficking is an affront to the sanctity of every person. It is a world-wide evil that cannot and will not be tolerated – human traffickers must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, their ill-gotten gains seized and their victims rescued. Because of this, the U.S. Embassy has ...
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Ambassador Zuckerman’s Remarks on Two Criminals Extradited to Face American justice

Good morning, We are here today in fulfillment of a promise I made two months ago. I promised that the United States would use every available law enforcement resource to assist the Romanian government in ending the scourge of human trafficking. I made this promise to the Romanian people and to the government of Romania. ...
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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman on the Release of the 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report

Good morning, I want to thank Minister Vela, Minister Predoiu, Prosecutor General Scutea and State Secretary Despescu for the productive meeting we had this morning. As you all know, one of the United States’ top priorities is advocating for the rule of law. Yesterday afternoon the Congressionally mandated Trafficking in Persons Report was issued. Unfortunately, ...
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2020 Trafficking in Persons Report for Romania

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo released the State Department’s 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report on June 25. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the TIP report and the introduction to the 2020 edition celebrates our progress in combating human trafficking. The goal of the report is to stimulate action and create partnerships around the ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the World Day against Trafficking in Persons

  In recognition of July 30, the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the Embassy of the United States condemns trafficking in persons in all of its forms.  The U.S. is committed to working with Romanians to help end all human trafficking. We strongly urge all governments to combat human trafficking through comprehensive and victim-centered ...
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2019 Trafficking in Persons Report

Romania (Tier 2 Watch List) The Government of Romania does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts include indicting more suspected traffickers and adopting a five-year national strategy and national action plan. However, the government did not demonstrate overall increasing efforts ...
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2018 Trafficking in Persons Report

ROMANIA: Tier 2 The Government of Romania does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore Romania remained on Tier 2. The government demonstrated increasing efforts by significantly increasing prosecutorial use ...
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