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    The EU Foreign Ministers have adopted the revised EU Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child - Leave no Child Behind. To break the business model of migrant smugglers and human traffickers, the EU’s naval operation has apprehended 151 suspected traffickers and smugglers and removed 551 vessels from the criminal organisations. In March 2010, The European Commission presented a proposal for a Directive on trafficking in human beings aimed to further approximate legislation and penalties, ensuring successful prevention and prosecution of trafficking as well as enhanced protection of and assistance to victims. Victims and suspects generally share nationality, ethnic ties and sometimes kinship links. Next event online Peace, Security & Defence. Trafficking in human beings is global almost every country is an origin, transit or destination country sometimes all three. The new proposal will help to combat modern slavery by ensuring consistency of national rules on crimes and penalties, better assistance for victims and tougher action to prosecute criminals Further relevant EU and international instruments, as well as case law, are available in the dedicated sections. CATW is a non-governmental organization that works to end human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children worldwide. The new report is the first compilation of data from more than 25 European nationsshowing that human trafficking increased by 18% between 2008 and 2010 and that during the same time the number of convictions for the crime fell by 13%. A broader understanding of how the general public understands human trafficking provides insight on where more public awareness is needed. This may encompass providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage, or the extraction of organs or tissues, including for surrogacy and ova removal. and the European Commission First published in March 2009 Revised version of September 2009 Human trafficking is defined in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (2000), supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (the so-called Palermo Protocol). Commission adopted the first Report on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings. Mobility and rotation of victims are key features within this criminal market. European Commission - Press Release details page - Brussels, 17 October 2014 During the years 2010-2012, EU Member States registered 30 146 victims of trafficking in human beings. European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 April 2013 23.632 people were identified or presumed victims of trafficking in the EU over the 2008-2010 period. The European Commission has adopted today two Reports on the prevention and combating of trafficking in human beings and the protection of victims of trafficking. Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos and EU Anti-trafficking coordinator Myria Vassiliadou on the occasion of the presentation of the first report on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings. Operation Sophia is an EU military operation that, as all Member States have reconfirmed, “plays a key strategic role that is vital for the European Union to fight human trafficking." Other relevant publications and studies are available. EUROSTAT, February 2015, 142 pages In 2013 Eurostat published the first working paper on Trafficking in Human Beings in Europe. The EU has agreed in 2009 on an Action Oriented Paper to reach this goal. Behind this number are human tragedies, broken hopes and destroyed plans for a better life. Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. National authorities needed to act quickly after uncovering a violent human trafficking ring. Trafficking in human beings is the slavery of our times. Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a serious crime and an abuse of an individual’s fundamental rights and dignity. Friends of Europe Main navigation. European Anti-Trafficking Day: Combating Human Trafficking . This directive has been published in April 2011. Behind this number are human tragedies, broken hopes and destroyed plans for a better life. against trafficking in human beings, and to the protection of the rights of trafficked persons. On Monday 20, February 2017, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, Ambassador of the EU in Israel, opened a two-day Expert Mission on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings and impact of Prostitution Laws. For this purpose, Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA of 19 July 2002 on combating trafficking in human beings (3), and an EU Plan on best practices, standards and procedures for combating and preventing trafficking in human beings (4) were adopted. Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally. Assessment of the human rights impact of anti-trafficking laws and measures: 2007-1/122 : Creating a European coalition of NGOs and trade unions to pre-vent violence and protect women and young people in the work-place, with a specific focus on trafficking: 2007-1/203 This publication constitutes the second working paper at the EU level on statistics on trafficking in human beings and contains data for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. Human trafficking is the exploitation of people against their will by use of force and it is the one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. In March 2010, The European Commission presented a proposal for a Directive on trafficking in human beings aimed to further approximate legislation and penalties, ensuring successful prevention and prosecution of trafficking as well as enhanced protection of and assistance to victims. EU Civilian Missions around the world have a role to play when it comes to the prevention of human trafficking. 80 percent of The European Commission published its Third report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings. Trafficking in human beings - EUROSTAT 2015 edition. Brussels, 17 October 2013. Conference/seminar International, European Days and Anniversaries. Politicians and civil society must act, says the EESC The United Nations and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) presented the film Sold – a film about human trafficking by Jeffrey D. Brown - at Brussels' Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR on 10 January 2017. EU anti-trafficking action 2012-2016 at a Glance provides an overview of the work carried out under the EU legal and policy framework. The European Commission is grateful to the different services and organi-sations in each country that were able to provide the data and methodological information requested. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity in the European Union, and the measures taken to reduce this phenomenon have not produced tangible results yet. The EU is focusing on tackling the problem at its roots by acting along with Member States, third countries and international organisations to dismantle criminal networks that facilitate human trafficking. 15/10/2018 - 13:30. In the aftermath of the Strategy, in December 2017, the Commission drew on a Communication stepping up EU action to follow up the Strategy and identify further actions to be taken. Young women, taken from their homes in Bulgaria, were being forced into prostitution in Spain. Introduction Trafficking in human beings remains a highly profitable form of serious and organised crime, explicitly prohibited in … By Brianna Hertford, Human Rights Without Frontiers HRWF (18.09.2019) – On the 12th of September 2019, Dr Myria Vassiliadou, the EU Anti Trafficking Coordinator, presented the EU Commission’s second report on trafficking to the FEMM and LIBE committees at the European Parliament. The EU and its Member States have selected trafficking in human beings as one of the priority areas in the fight against organised crime. The paper is accessible at the website of DG Home. They are the leaders of tomorrow. The EU also has a strategy for the period 2012-2016 with 40 different measures targeting human trafficking as well as an EU coordinator to facilitate its implementation. 18 Feb 2021. starts 17:00. ends 18:00. European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 April 2013 23.632 people were identified or presumed victims of trafficking in the EU over the 2008-2010 period. Statement by Commissioner Malmström on EU Anti-Trafficking Day. 3:34. European Commission. The EU continues to support anti-trafficking actions through multiple funding streams, both within the EU and non EU countries and regions. To this end, joint efforts to address trafficking in human beings continue to be fostered with, among others, the EU Network of National Rapporteurs or Equivalent Mechanisms, the EU Civil Society Platform and the Coordination Network of the EU Agencies’ contact points on trafficking in human beings, including via regular meetings. On 31 May 2013, the Commission launched an EU Civil Society Platform against trafficking in human beings as an action of the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016. It moves away from the currently predominant approach to trafficking, which focuses on criminal law, border control, and human rights, towards a labor-based approach that targets the structure of labor markets that are prone to severely exploitative labor practices. In one week 34 gang members were arrested and 13 young women were freed. The Commission’s 2010-2015 strategy for equality between women and men prioritised five key areas for action: Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings, about Guidelines on non-financial reporting, about EU anti-trafficking action 2012-2016 at a glance, about Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child - 2017, about The Commission reports on Member States measures to combat trafficking in human beings, about Call for expression of interest to participate in the EU civil society platform against trafficking in human beings, about Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos and EU Anti-trafficking coordinator Myria Vassiliadou, about First Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings, about Study on the gender dimension of trafficking in human beings, about Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality 2016-2019, EU anti-trafficking action 2012-2016 at a glance, Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child - 2017, The Commission reports on Member States measures to combat trafficking in human beings, Call for expression of interest to participate in the EU civil society platform against trafficking in human beings, Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos and EU Anti-trafficking coordinator Myria Vassiliadou, First Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings, Study on the gender dimension of trafficking in human beings, Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality 2016-2019. Human trafficking continues to be a problem in Europe. 70% of the identified victims and suspects in the EU are EU nationals. The EU is primarily a destination region for victims from across the world. The European Commission published recently a paper that gives an overview of the rights of victims of trafficking in human beings based on EU law, which should also help Member States develop a similar overviews at national level. On EU anti-trafficking day in human beings, the European Union reaffirms its commitment to protect victims, support survivors and prosecute perpetrators of human trafficking With only a few days to go before the European Commission presents its ‘2020 Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings’, today we mark the 14 th EU Anti-Trafficking Day. As a follow-up to this Strategy, in December 2017 the Commission proposed a set of priorities to increase the European Union's efforts to prevent trafficking in human beings and highlighted the need to tackle the links between trafficking in human beings and other crimes, including migrant smuggling, terrorism, corruption, drug trafficking, cybercrime and online sexual exploitation and others. Earlier this month, the deadline expired for member states to transpose the EU Anti-Trafficking Directive into their national legislation. 11 The 2016 Study on comprehensive policy review of anti-trafficking projects funded by the European Commission details that in the period 2004-2015 the Commission funded 321 human trafficking projects globally for a total amount of 158 million euro; however, the disclaimer included in the study suggests that these figures may underestimate the full extent of the EU support. Addressing human trafficking is a strategic priority of the European Union member states and the European Commission. With the current Strategy coming to its completion, the Commission is launching a renewed Call for Expression of Interest to participate in the EU Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings in order to respond to the request by numerous civil society actors to join these efforts as well as to affirm the interest of the current participants in the work conducted. On 2 December the EP's women's rights and civil liberties organised a meeting with UN and European Commission representatives to find out the latest about the situation in the world and the implementation of the EU's strategy to eradicate human trafficking. The comprehensive EU approach is anchored in the EU Anti-trafficking Directive and complemented by the EU Strategy 2012-2016 and the 2017 Communication stepping up EU action. Most trafficking is national or regional, though long-distance trafficking (between continents) exists. The report presents trends and challenges in addressing trafficking in human beings, examines progress made and highlights key challenges that the EU and its Member States need to address as a priority. Trafficking in human beings : This publication presents the first report at the EU level on statistics on trafficking in human beings. European Commission - Press Release details page - Brussels, 17 October 2014 During the years 2010-2012, EU Member States registered 30 146 victims of trafficking in human beings. 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