History

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On this page you can find a short overview of the history of the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children.

2013: Legal codification of the Rapporteur

As of November 15th, the independent position of the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children is preserved by a formal Dutch law. The 'Law on the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children' was adopted by Parliament with broad support.

2012: National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children

The government decides to comply with the request of the National Rapporteur in her First Report on Child Pornography and widens her mandate to encompass sexual violence against children. Thereby the official name changes to 'National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children'.

2009: National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Child Pornography

In 2009 the mandate is expanded by ministerial decree to include the topic child pornography, on which the Rapporteur publishes her first report in 2011. In that report, one of the recommendations of the Rapporteur is to expand the mandate to the entire terrain of sexual violence against children, because monitoring child pornography alone is not logical.

2006: Appointment Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen as the second National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings

Mrs. Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen succeeds Mrs. Korvinus.

2000: Appointment Anna Korvinus as the first National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings

The Netherlands complies with The Hague Declaration by appointing Mrs. A.G. Korvinus as the first National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings.

1997: The Hague Declaration

In the nineties several organizations plead for the installation of a national rapporteur on trafficking in human beings. In 1997 the European Union recommends the appointment of national rapporteurs in the so called The Hague Declaration.