Trafficking in human beings: victim’s father speaks

As part of a parliamentary debate on action against trafficking in human beings and the need to promote the Council of Europe convention on trafficking, PACE's Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men organised a press conference with Nikolay Mikhaylovich Rantsev, the father of a victim of trafficking. Mr Rantsev took his case to the European Court of Human Rights and on 7 January 2010, the Court found against Cyprus and Russia. The applicant’s lawyer, Ludmila Churkina, was also present, together with Gisela Wurm (Austria, SOC), PACE rapporteur on action against trafficking, and José Mendes-Bota, Chairperson of the Committee.