Several victims of trafficking could be granted a residence permit

TraffickingTrafficking.Photo: Sara Johannessen / SCANPIX

The Government has sent a proposal for consultation to extend access of residence permits to victims of human trafficking.

‘’I believe that the proposal will ensure better predictability for victims who cooperate with the police and uncover the milieu behind human trafficking’’ said Minister of Justice and Immigration, Jøran Kallmyr of Fremskrittsparti (Frp).

The proposal implies that a victim of trafficking in human beings who has given evidence for the court or the police in a criminal case can obtain a residence permit.

It shall apply regardless of what kind of criminal case in which evidence has been given. It is a condition that the evidence is related to the fact that the applicant is a victim of human trafficking.

The reason for the proposal is a request from parliament and a follow-up of the ‘Granavolden’ declaration.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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