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Anti-Trafficking Data Collection and Information Management in the European Union

Anti-Trafficking Data Collection and Information Management in the European Union

Anti-Trafficking Data Collection and Information Management in the European Union – a Handbook
The situation in the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and the Slovak Republic

International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), 2009, 165 pages

This handbook seeks to present, discuss and test a model for two types of data collection: one about victims of trafficking and one about alleged/convicted perpetrators of trafficking. The handbook is intended as a practical tool and outlines how data can be collected from a methodological and legal perspective but. It also outlines what type of victim and, trafficker/ and criminal justice information can be important to collect and analyse in efforts to combat human trafficking.

Moreover, the handbook serves as a basis of two databases – one victim-centred and one trafficker-centred – to be tested and implemented under this project in one pilot country, namely Portugal.

The aim of the handbook is to contribute to ensuring a degree of consistency in the data collected which is essential for the design of effective programmatic responses to human trafficking and the coordination of anti-trafficking efforts. A special section is dedicated to discussing the range of legal, security and ethical issues involved in data collection and information management related to human trafficking in the European Union.