Language Switcher

Report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, A/HRC/26/37/Add.4, 1 April 2014: Italy

II. Main findings

A. Forms and manifestations of trafficking in persons in Italy

4. Child trafficking

16. The Special Rapporteur notes that, as for all other trafficking, there is a lack of coherent data in the country on child trafficking. It is officially estimated that 15 per cent of trafficking victims are minors.[4] The country has been identified as a destination and transit country for child victims of sexual exploitation and labour exploitation. These victims are trafficked from African States, such as Morocco and Nigeria, and Eastern European countries, such as Albania, Bulgaria, the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Ukraine. There is also a market for transgender children, in particular from Brazil, as well as for Roma and Sinti boys.

Link to full text of the report: Report-SRTrafficking-Italy-2014-eng


Footnotes    (↵ returns to text)

  1. 4. Eurostat Methodologies and Working Papers, Trafficking in human beings (2013). Available from