Although trafficking groups have little involvement with the individuals arrested in possession of trafficked
firearms, these groups require points of acquisition and distribution for the firearm.
Victims were generally not detained, fined, or otherwise penalized for unlawful acts committed as a direct result of their being trafficked
The government also made slightly increased victim protection efforts by providing limited services to children trafficked
for forced begging.
Recommendations for Ireland: Vigorously prosecute trafficking offenses and convict and sentence trafficking offenders; continue to implement procedures to guide officials in proactive identification of possible sex and labor trafficking victims among vulnerable groups, such as unaccompanied foreign minors; continue to take steps that will ensure trafficking victims are not penalized for unlawful acts committed as a direct result of being trafficked
; and continue prevention measures targeted at reducing the vulnerability of the unaccompanied foreign minor population to trafficking.
There were no reports of victims being jailed or penalized for unlawful acts committed as a direct result of being trafficked
. The government reportedly had a policy of providing refugee status or other legal protections for foreign victims who faced retribution if returned to their country of origin.
Luxembourg is a destination country for women trafficked
transnationally for the purpose of sexual exploitation.