Council of the European Union
In its 6th General Report, the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) highlights important gaps in the prevention of trafficking in children and in the identification and protection of child victims of trafficking.
Council of European Union, 20 June 2016, 52 pages
The EU is committed to incorporating human rights in its development cooperation.
In this context, following the adoption in 2014 of the Commission Staff Working Document on a "Rights Based Approach” (RBA), encompassing all human rights for EU development cooperation.
The EU has started progressively to integrate such a rights-based approach in its development programmes.
Keeping human rights at the heart of the EU agenda
JOIN(2015) 16 final, Brussels, 28.4.2015
The purpose of the present Joint Communication by the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy is to contribute to the elaboration of a new Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for the period 2015-2019.
(2/12/2009), 82 pages
On 12 September 2012 the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published its evaluation report on the United Kingdom.
The Directive 2009/52/EC, adopted on 18 June 2009, seeks to counter the pull factor of finding work. It toughens sanctions for illegal employment and improves detection mechanisms, while providing for protective measures designed to redress injustices suffered by irregular migrants.
In this document the Council of the European Union calls for the Member States and the Institutions of the EU to provide information on developing forms of trafficking, and to enhance prevention activities.
The Council invites Member States to elaborate or enhance regular, multidisciplinary training for professionals, to include information on THB, including all forms of exploitation in training tools at all relevant levels of education.
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Communication on migration
This Communication deals with new migration and security challenges such as organised crime which is responsible for trafficking human beings or facilitating irregular migration.
Report from the Commission based on Article 12 of Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA of 22 December 2003 on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography
(16/11/2007 - COM/2007/716 final), 9 pages
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council
Brussels, 22.5.2014, COM(2014) 288 final
The year 2013 saw a much more significant increase in the number of asylum applications than had been witnessed for several years. There was also a sharp increase in the number of cases of persons detected crossing borders irregularly compared to 2012.
This showed the need to take action at EU level to support Member States to tackle the challenges of responding to migratory pressures, in full respect of migrants' fundamental rights.