Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Ireland

Ireland

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Ireland - 1. GENERAL INFORMATION

Ireland’s response to trafficking in human beings has developed rapidly in recent years. A special Anti-Human Trafficking Unit was established in the Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform in February 2008 with a mandate to develop and implement a national anti-trafficking strategy. In June 2008, Ireland introduced specific anti-trafficking legislation in the form of the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008.

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Tackling demand for sexual services of trafficked women and girls

Reference

HOME/2011/ISEC/AG/THB/4000002195

Promoter

Immigrant Council of Ireland

Approximate Budget

354.000 €

Timeframe

2012 – 2014 (24 months)

 

Co-beneficiaries

Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS),Cyprus; Gender Research Foundation, Bulgaria; Klaipeda social and psychological services centre, Latvia; MONIKA- Multicultural Women's Association, Finland

Objectives and results

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Identification of effective policies at local level for supporting people trafficked into labour exploitation

Reference

AGIS/2004/073

Promoter

Anti-Slavery International, UK

Budget

€ 152 000 (€ 102 000 of EU support)

Timeframe

December 2004 — November 2006

Partners

Association La Strada, Czech Republic; APAV (Association for Victim Support), Portugal; Migrants Rights Centre, Ireland

Objectives and results

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Ireland

The Irish government has not established a National Rapporteur.

Ireland has only recently established many new structures for its anti-trafficking work and the creation of a National Rapporteur is not considered at this stage. However, it will be subject to review at the time of implementation of the new EU Directive on Human Trafficking. The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit, established in 2008, of the Department of Justice, Equality, and Law Reform has the overall responsibility for coordinating anti-trafficking policies in Ireland.

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