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Legislation and Case Law

Legislation and Case Law

Directive 2011/36/EU

Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA

The Forced Labour Convention (C29)

Adopted on 28 June 1930 and entered into force on 1 May 1932

The Convention was the first international instrument which required the suppression of enforced labour in all its forms. The Forced Labour Convention paved the way for the 1956 Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery.

Legislation and Case Law

The Legislation and Case Law section provides an overview of anti-trafficking European and international legislation and relevant case law of EU Member States. National legislation can be found in the Member States and EU policy documents in the EU Policy section.

Council Decision 2001/87/EC on the signing of the UN Convention and its protocols

Council Decision on the signing, on behalf of the European Community, of the United Nations Convention against transnational organised crime and its Protocols on combating trafficking in persons, especially women and children, and the smuggling of migrants by land, air and sea (2001/87/EC) 1 page

Council Directive 2004/81

Council Directive on the residence permit issued to third country-nationals who are victims of trafficking in human beings or who have been the subject of an action to facilitate illegal immigration, who cooperate with the competent authorities

29/04/2004, 5 pages

Directive 2011/36/EU applied to United Kingdom

The European Commission has adopted the decision to apply to United Kingdom the Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims.

The Directive 2011/36/EU shall come into force for the United Kingdom from the date of notification of this Decision.

Directive 2011/92/EU

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

This Directive establishes minimum rules concerning the definition of criminal offences and sanctions in the area of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children, child pornography and solicitation of children for sexual purposes. It also introduces provisions to strengthen the prevention of those crimes and the protection of the victims thereof.

Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings repealing Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA

COM/2009/136 final, 19 pages

The March 2009 Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, which would replace the Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA, aimed at further reconciling discrepancies between laws of the EU Member States on prevention, victim protection and prosecution of traffickers.

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