Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Eurojust Strategic Project and Action Plan against THB 2012 - 2016

Eurojust Strategic Project and Action Plan against THB 2012 - 2016

On the occasion of the conference “Working together towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings: The Way Forward”, marking the Sixth EU Anti-Trafficking Day  on 18 October 2012, Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust, presented the "Eurojust Strategic Project and Action Plan against THB 2012 – 2016." 
The Eurojust Strategic Project takes into consideration the actions proposed in the Commission’s Communication on the EU Strategy, the Eurojust’s commitments resulting from the 5th EU Anti-Trafficking Day, the reasons behind the small number of THB prosecutions, and the causes of the limited use of Eurojust. 
The Eurojust Action Plan outlines six priorities for Eurojust 2012 – 2016:

  1. enhancing information exchange to get a better intelligence picture at EU level in THB;
  2. increasing the number of detections, joint investigations and prosecutions in THB cases and enhancing judicial cooperation in this area;
  3. improving coordination mechanisms, particularly for training, expertise and operational activities;
  4. increasing cooperation with third States in THB cases;
  5. using alternative approaches to combat human trafficking;
  6. disrupting criminal money flows and asset recovery in THB cases.

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