“Developing agreed methodology of identification and referral for trafficking for labour exploitation: guaranteeing the victims the access to protection”
ACCEM – Spain, www.accem.es
Partners of the project:
- Criminal Code - Trafficking in Human Beings (Modified by the Law of 10 August 2005 amending various provisions to strengthen the fight against trafficking and trafficking in human beings and modified in 2013 by the law of 29 April 2013 amending article 433quinquies of the Criminal Code with a view to clarifying and expanding the criminal offence of human trafficking (in French and Dutch).
- Previous reports by the Center for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (CEOOR): English, French.
- 2011 report by the Center for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (CEOOR).
- Belgium’s efforts to combat human trafficking internationally have mainly focused on information campaigns conducted within countries of origin. The purpose of these campaigns is to inform people of these regions, mostly women and children, about the risks they might potentially incur.
The findings of a parliamentary committee of inquiry entrusted with investigating trafficking in human beings as a result of a number of tragic facts gave rise to the law of 13 April 1995 containing provisions to combat trafficking in human beings and child pornography. The same law also provided a legal ground for the prosecution of “smuggling in human beings”.
Since the mid-90’s Belgium has developed many tools in order to fight human trafficking and to protect the victims.
In 1995 Belgium adopted a first law namely the Law of 13 April 1995 concerning the fight against trafficking in human beings. This law has been changed in 2005 and in 2013.
Also a specific scheme for providing aid and assistance to victims of trafficking in human beings was in the nineties introduced in Belgium.