Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Domestic servitude

Domestic servitude

The EU Anti-trafficking Directive 2011/36/EU

Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA (OJ L 101, 1 15.4.2011)

The Directive provides binding legislation to prevent trafficking, to prosecute criminals effectively and better to protect the victims, in line with the highest European standards.

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Trafficking in Human Beings Amounting to Torture and other Forms of Ill-treatment

OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, June 2013, 126 pages

This paper shows the practice of torture as a method used by traffickers to subjugate, control and exploit victims of trafficking in all its forms. Most cases presented here are cases of sexual and labour exploitation including domestic servitude, and show the common patterns of interpersonal violence amounting to torture.

 

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Effective Protection for Domestic Workers

International Labour Organization  2012, 134 pages

Domestic workers are often excluded from the protection of labour laws or are treated less favourably than other wage workers. National labour laws should be better assessed and strengthened implementing the basic principles embodied in Convention No. 189.

Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) is the first labour standard formulated by ILO dedicated to this particular group of workers.

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Human Trafficking Indicators

UN.GIFT 2010, 2 pages

The UN.GIFT list of indicators shows that victims of trafficking in humans can be found in a variety of situations. The list presents general indicators for human trafficking as well as specific indicators for child trafficking, labour exploitation, domestic servitude, begging and petty crime. The aim of these indicators is that everyone should be able to identify such victims.

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Effective Protection for Domestic Workers

International Labour Organization  2012, 134 pages

Domestic workers are often excluded from the protection of labour laws or are treated less favourably than other wage workers. National labour laws should be better assessed and strengthened implementing the basic principles embodied in Convention No. 189.

Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189) is the first labour standard formulated by ILO dedicated to this particular group of workers.

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