Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

2004

2004

Opinion in the context of the elaboration of a new multiannual program building an area of freedom, security and justice, the Tampere II agenda

4 October 2004, 2 pages

In the context of elaborating a new multi-annual program building an area of freedom, security and justice (Tampere II-agenda), the Experts Group on Trafficking in Human Beings argues in this opinion that the European Council should take stock of the previous developments and provide impetus for further work. In this regards, the work against trafficking in human beings needs to have an integrated and human rights based approach.

Report of the Experts Group on Trafficking in Human Beings

22 December 2004, 239 pages

This report by the EU Expert Group on Human Trafficking formulates proposals on how to implement the recommendations of the Brussels Declaration. It aims to indicate ways to strengthen EU action against trafficking in human beings and lists possibilities for new initiatives, programs and activities.  The structure of the report follows that of the Brussels Declaration with focus on prevention, victim assistance and protection.

VictAs — Victim Assistance and Support

Reference

AGIS/2003/167

Promoter

Ministry of Interior, Niedersachsen, Germany

Budget

€ 43 000 (€ 30 000 of EU support)

Timeframe

September 2003 — June 2004

Partners

Victim Assistance for Minors: Capacity Building via Training and Exchange of Information/Best practices between EU, Candidate and Third countries

Reference

AGIS/2003/172

Promoter

International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

Budget

€ 67 000 (€ 47 000 of EU support)

Timeframe

January 2003 — October 2004

Partners

National Police, Austria; IOM Prague; Sefi Centre — Romania; National Police — Germany; Europol

Objectives and results

Transnational networking: cooperation among judicial and police authorities, NGOs and civil society for prevention and fight against trafficking

Reference

AGIS/2003/066

Promoter

Caritas Rome, Italy

Budget

€ 106 000 (€ 82 000 of EU support)

Timeframe

September 2003 — September 2004

Partners

AIDSi Tugikeskus — NGO, Estonia; ADAP- NGO, Spain; Caritas Hellas — Greece; Latvian Gender Problem Centre ‘GENDERS’; Missing Persons’ families support centre, Lithuania

Trafficking in persons and peacekeeping operations: building up knowledge and strategies for awareness and training

Reference

AGIS/2003/131

Promoter

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

http://www.unicri.it/

Budget

€ 112 000 (€ 73 000 of EU support)

Timeframe

September 2003 — September 2004

Partners

Italy, Finland, Great Britain, Albania, UNMIK, EUPM BiH, Europol, PAMECA,

Objectives and results

Directive of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States

(2004/38/EC), 47 pages

Nordic Baltic Campaign Against Trafficking in Women

Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen 2004, 144 pages

The Nordic-Baltic Campaign Against Trafficking in Women was carried out in 2002 in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The countries involved in the campaign have over the years experienced serious problems with trafficking in human beings, especially for the purpose of sexual exploitation. In recent years, the countries have put great efforts into developing national legal, policy, and practical measures to counteract trafficking in human beings.

National Referral Mechanisms. Joining Efforts to Protect the Rights of Trafficked Persons

OSCE/ODIHR, 2004, 117 pages

National Referral Mechanisms (NRM) are intended to provide a practical tool for the countries in the OSCE region and beyond to meet challenges connected to trafficking in human beings.
This handbook provides guidance on how to design and implement sustainable mechanisms and structures to combat human trafficking and support victims by implementing a comprehensive rights based anti-trafficking policy.

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