Definition of Human Trafficking

A trafficking victim in Rome

The Santa Marta Group uses the definition of human trafficking set out in the Palermo Protocol of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. The Convention was adopted by General Assembly resolution 55/25 on 15 November 2000. The Convention is… Read More


Signing the Santa Marta Committment

Human Trafficking Agreement: Santa Marta Commitment As the first Santa Marta conference drew to a close in Rome on 10 April 2014, police chiefs from around the world made a declaration of commitment in the fight to bring… Read More

Pope Francis on Trafficking

Pope Francis addresses Santa Marta Group delegates in Rome

Pope Francis describes human trafficking as a “crime against humanity”.