OSCE Handbook on preventing domestic servitude and protecting domestic workers

OSCE Handbook on preventing domestic servitude and protecting domestic workers

7th November 2014

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe has published a handbook: How to prevent human trafficking for domestic servitude in diplomatic households and protect private domestic workers. on 3rd November 2014.

Its website states:

'This Handbook for Protocol Officers serves to raise awareness and inform the relevant authorities about how to prevent trafficking in human beings for domestic servitude in diplomatic households, how to detect abuses and how to react to exploitative situations while protecting the rights of the domestic worker. This handbook will increase knowledge about strategies and policies to discourage non-compliance in the employment of private domestic workers in diplomatic households. It will also provide examples of national practices which have proven effective towards those ends.'

Further details on the OSCE's work on trafficking in human beings are available here.

The content of this news item have been taken from the OSCE webpages.