Opinion No. 6/2010 - On the Decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the Case of Rantsev v. Cyprus and Russia
22 June 2010, 4 pages
The Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings of the European Commission has examined the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Rantsev v. Cyprus and Russia. In general, the Group approves the decision of the court and considers that it offers important guidance on the human rights aspects of human trafficking. While THB is generally a crime perpetrated by private individuals, the Group notes that the decision makes clear that States must nevertheless take significant action in order to meet human rights obligations towards people who have been trafficked or who are at risk of being trafficked.The Group notes with approval that the decision makes clear that a comprehensive approach, encompassing all aspects of prevention, protection and prosecution, is essential in securing effective (State) action against human trafficking.
TagsCommission, European Court of Human Rights, Human rights
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