U.S. Department of State positively assesses fight against trafficking in persons in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 17 /Trend, K.Zarbaliyeva/
The U.S. Department of State positively assessed the fight against trafficking in persons in Azerbaijan. "In 2009, the Government of Azerbaijan allocated $625,000 to victims of trafficking," the official site of the U.S. Department of State said in the trafficking in persons report.
Azerbaijan adopted various laws and took successful steps for their implementation in order to achieve development in this regard.
The U.S. Department of State highly assessed the work carried out on the execution of the 2005 law on the fight against trafficking in persons. The report highly assesses law-enforcement agencies' detention and making criminally responsible those accused of trafficking in persons.
In March 2009, a center was opened to help victims of trafficking, where they receive legal assistance, the report said. The report particularly stresses that the government of Azerbaijan has carried out work to enlighten the Azerbaijani society on the issue of trafficking.
The report positively assesses public enlightenment and close cooperation of NGOs with the government in identifying potential victims of trafficking.