Official: Seychelles committed to fight trafficking in persons despite rankings downgrade

Seychelles remains unwavering in its commitment to ensuring that the scourge of trafficking in persons will not fester within its shores, said a top government official after the island nation was downgraded in the 2018 trafficking in persons report.

The government of Seychelles “will continue to strengthen measures to effectively identify and address cases of trafficking in persons,” the director of international law and human rights unit in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Gayethri Pillay, told SNA.

According to the 2018 report published by the US Department of State Office to monitor and combat trafficking in persons in June, “The Government of Seychelles does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so.”

The first case of human trafficking to go to court in Seychelles happened last year and involved four Bangladeshi nationals….
Source: Seychelles News Agency