This Survey was conducted by the Association of Petty Offense Officers (magistrates) of the Republic of Serbia (www.usudprek.org.rs).
The subject of the Survey were final rulings made in 2002 by the Belgrade Petty Offence Authority pursuant to Article 14 of the Law on Public Order and Peace of the Republic of Serbia (which governs prostitution) and Articles 106 and 107 of the Law on Movement and Stay of Foreigners on the Territory of FRY (which governs illegal migration).
The sample encompassed a total of 753 files in which women were sentenced. The Survey aimed to examine the profile of the accused as potential victims of trafficking in human beings, for the sake of education of petty offense officers and other state authorities involved in order to teach them to recognize the victims of human trafficking. The profile of the accused women was analyzed in terms of their age, citizenship, education level, marital status, parental status, the type of sentence, the way in which they entered the country, etc. However, it was not possible to draw specific conclusions on the number of women sentenced pursuant to the mentioned laws who were potential victims of trafficking in human beings.