According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), 40.3 million people were victims of forced labour and modern slavery in 2017. The 2016 Global Report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (
Although a UN court has charged more than 160 people for war crimes committed during the Balkan wars, that number is still “very little” considering the thousands of violations that still need to be investigated.
UN tribunal for former Yugoslavia “pioneer” for international justice
A tribunal set up to try cases of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia has been described by the UN chief as “a pioneer” for international criminal justice.