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TIER 1
Countries whose governments fully comply with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards.

TIER 2
Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards.

TIER 2 WATCH LIST
Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards AND:

a) The absolute number of victims of severe forms of trafficking is very significant or is significantly increasing;
b) There is a failure to provide evidence of increasing efforts to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons from the previous year; or
c) The determination that a country is making significant efforts to bring itself into compliance with minimum standards was based on commitments by the country to take additional future steps over the next year.

TIER 3
Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so.

TIER PLACEMENTS

Afghanistan 2WL Ghana 2 Oman 2
Albania 2 Greece 2 Pakistan 2
Algeria 3 Guatemala 2 Palau 2
Angola 2WL Guinea 2WL Panama 2WL
Antigua & Barbuda 2 Guinea-Bissau 3 Papua New Guinea 3
Argentina 2 Guyana 2 Paraguay 2
Armenia 2 Honduras 2 Peru 2
Aruba 2 Hong Kong 2 Philippines 2
Australia 1 Hungary 2 Poland 1
Austria 1 Iceland 2 Portugal 1
Azerbaijan 2WL India 2 Qatar 2WL
the Bahamas 2WL Indonesia 2 Romania 2
Bahrain 2 Iran 3 Russia 2WL
Bangladesh 2WL Iraq 2WL Rwanda 2
Barbados 2WL Ireland 1 St. Lucia 2
Belarus 2WL Israel 2 St. Vincent & The Gren. 2WL
Belgium 1 Italy 1 Saudi Arabia 3
Belize 2 Jamaica 2 Senegal 2
Benin 2 Japan 2 Serbia 2
Bolivia 2 Jordan 2 Seychelles 2
Bosnia & Herzegovina 1 Kazakhstan 2 Sierra Leone 2
Botswana 2 Kenya 2 Singapore 2
Brazil 2 Kiribati 2WL Slovak Republic 1
Brunei 2WL Korea, North 3 Slovenia 1
Bulgaria 2 Korea, south 1 Solomon Islands 2WL
Burkina Faso 2 Kosovo 2 South Africa 2
Burma 3 Kuwait 3 Spain 1
Burundi 2WL Kyrgyz Republic 2 Sri Lanka 2
Cambodia 2 Laos 2 Sudan 3
Cameroon 2WL Latvia 2 Suriname 2
Canada 1 Lebanon 3 Swaziland 2
Central African Rep. 3 Lesotho 2 Sweden 1
Chad 2WL Liberia 2WL Switzerland 2
Chile 2 Libya 3 Syria 2WL
China (PRC) 2WL Lithuania 1 Taiwan 1
Colombia 1 Luxembourg 1 Tajikistan 2
Comoros 2WL Macau 2 Tanzania 2WL
Congo (DRC) 3 Macedonia 1 THAILAND 2WL
Congo, Republic of 2WL   Madagascar 3 Timor-Leste 2
Costa Rica 2WL Malawi 2 Togo 2
Croatia 1 Malaysia 2WL Tonga 2
Cuba 3 Maldives 2WL Trinidad & Tobago 2
Curacao 2WL Mali 2WL TUNISIA 2WL
Cyprus 2WL Malta 2WL Turkey 2
Czech Republic 2 Marshall Islands 2 Turkmenistan 3
Denmark 1 Mauritania 3 Uganda 2
Djibouti 2 Mauritius 1 Ukraine 2
Dominican Republic 2WL Mexico 2 United Arab Emirates 2
Ecuador 2WL Micronesia 3 United Kingdom 1
Egypt 2 Moldova 2 United States of America 1
El Salvador 2 Mongolia 2 Uruguay 2
Equatorial Guinea 3 Montenegro 2 Uzbekistan 2WL
Eritrea 3 Morocco 2 Venezuela 3
Estonia 2WL Mozambique 2 VIETNAM 2WL
Ethiopia 2 Namibia 2 Yemen 3
Fiji 2 Nepal 2 Zambia 2
Finland 1 Netherlands 1

Zimbabwe

3

France 1 New Zealand 1 Cote d’Ivoire Special Case
Gabon 2 Nicaragua 2 Haiti Special Case
The Gambia 2WL Niger 2WL Somalia Special Case
Georgia 1 Nigeria 1    
Germany 1 Norway 1    

Africa

YEAR PROSECUTIONS CONVICTIONS VICTIMS IDENTIFIED NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION
2005 194 58   12
2006 170 51   3
2007 123 (28) 63 (26)   5
2008 109 (18) 90 (20) 7,799 10
2009 325 (47) 117 (30) 10,861 8
2010  272 (168) 163 (113) 9,626 5

The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions and convictions.

East Asia & Pacific

YEAR PROSECUTIONS CONVICTIONS VICTIMS IDENTIFIED NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION
2005 2,580 2,347   5
2006 1,321 763   3
2007 1,047 (7) 651 (7)   4
2008 1,083 (106) 643 (35) 3,374 2
2009 357 (113) 256 (72) 5,238 3
2010  427 (53) 177 (9) 2,597   0

The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions and convictions.

Europe

YEAR PROSECUTIONS CONVICTIONS VICTIMS IDENTIFIED NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION
2005 2,521 1,792   12
2006 2,950 1,821   7
2007 2,820 (111) 1,941 (80)   7
2008 2,808 (83) 1,721 (16) 8,981 1
2009 2,208 (160) 1,733 (149) 14,650 14
2010 2,803 (47) 1,850 (38) 8,548 4

The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions and convictions.

Near East

YEAR PROSECUTIONS CONVICTIONS VICTIMS IDENTIFIED NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION
2005 112 104   3
2006 295 187   2
2007 415 (181) 361 (179)   1
2008 120 (56) 26 (2) 688 6
2009 80 (9) 57 (8) 1,011 6
2010 323 (63) 68 (10) 1,304  1

The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions and convictions.

South & Central Asia

YEAR PROSECUTIONS CONVICTIONS VICTIMS IDENTIFIED NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION
2005 1,041 406   0
2006 629 275   0
2007 824 (162) 298 (33)   4
2008 644 (7) 342 (7) 3,510 2
2009 1,989 (56)  1,450 (10) 8,325 1
2010  1,460 (196) 1,068 (11) 4,357   1

The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions and convictions.

Western Hemisphere

YEAR PROSECUTIONS CONVICTIONS VICTIMS IDENTIFIED NEW OR AMENDED LEGISLATION
2005 170 59   9
2006 443 63   6
2007 426 (1) 113 (1)   7
2008 448 (42) 161 (24) 6,609 5
2009 647 (47) 553 (66) 9,020 1
2010 732 (80) 293 (65) 6,681 6

The numbers in parentheses are those of labor trafficking prosecutions and convictions.



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