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.
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.
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 (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.