South & Central Asia

Kolkata High Court awards victim compensation

Posted By: • August 1st, 2016

Ten years after Shefali (name changed) was trafficked for sexual exploitation wins a victim’s compensation from the Kolkata High Court in India. “This is the first time ever that the Calcutta High Court passed an order overturning the trial court’s judgment and granting a trafficked victim compensation,” said Marie Riba, advocate who provided legal counsel to Shefali. “This order is unprecedented and will benefit all victims of human trafficking in West Bengal.” Read more.

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