The EU has been working towards stiffer sentences for human traffickers and more protection for trafficking victims.
Germany was one of the frontrunners in leading this charge in the EU, but now Germany itself failed to meet the April deadline.
While they have extended current laws to include labor and organ trafficking, the issue of sex trafficking is an area that has gone unchanged.
Perhaps it’s because of Germany’s view on prostitution?
As it stands, it is nearly impossible to convict someone of human trafficking who has forced someone into prostitution, since the burden of proof lies with the victim.
Can you imagine a teenaged girl immigrant mustering up enough courage to testify in court about being forced into selling her body for sex?
If I didn’t know any better, I would think that Germany is catering to their cause of legalized prostitution more than poor immigrant girls. After all, this is the same country that flew in prostitutes from other countries to meet the ‘demand’ of the World Cup several years ago…