FOR PREVENTION AND COUNTERACTION OF
TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS AND PROTECTION OF THE VICTIMS FOR 2009
Worldwide trafficking in human beings is recognised as a serious violation of human rights. Human trafficking impairs the honour and dignity of the victims and, in some cases, their right to life. As a form of organised crime, trafficking in human beings undermines the basic principles of the law order and the democratic standards in society. The transnational character of the phenomenon requires joint efforts of all institutions working against human trafficking at regional, national and international levels.
In this relation, the government of the Republic of Bulgaria presents the National Programme for Prevention and Counteraction of Trafficking in Human Beings and Protection of the Victims for 2009 which is adopted as part of the implementation of the Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Act. The National Programme corresponds to the international standards and obligations of the Republic of Bulgaria regarding its membership in the European Union.