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As in the previous reporting period, Parliament did not pass draft anti-trafficking legislation, and due to the lack of legal framework, the government did not provide a clear mandate for officials to address human trafficking crimes effectively.

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The Government of Tunisia does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so.The government provided training sessions during the reporting period for judicial and law enforcement officials and other relevant ministries.PROTECTION The government made limited efforts to identify and provide protection services to trafficking victims, while unidentified victims remained vulnerable to punishment for unlawful acts committed as a direct result of being subjected to human trafficking.The government did not fully implement victim identification guidelines or the national victim referral mechanism; therefore, some trafficking victims remained unidentified and vulnerable to punishment for unlawful acts committed as a direct result of being subjected to human trafficking.Nevertheless, authorities identified and provided protection services to some trafficking victims in government-operated centers for vulnerable groups.However, in 2015, the Ministry of Interior reported investigating more than 500 cases involving sexual exploitation of women and 41 cases involving children in forced begging, a significantly higher number of investigations than the 25 potential trafficking cases in 2014.

The Ministry of Justice reported data on prosecutions of other crimes during calendar year 2014, such as begging, prostitution, kidnapping, and rape, but without additional details, none of these cases appeared to involve human trafficking crimes.

PROSECUTION The government demonstrated limited anti-trafficking law enforcement efforts and did not yet enact draft anti-trafficking legislation introduced to Parliament in May 2014.

The absence of a law greatly hindered law enforcement efforts, including data collection and case management, and contributed to the government’s inability to differentiate human trafficking from other crimes.

We commend Tunisia for expanding access to prisons for independent observers and for revisions to the code of criminal procedures.

The United States warmly welcomes the Tunisian delegation.

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