Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Labour exploitation

Labour exploitation

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.


Regulation of labour market intermediaries and the role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour

Eurofound, 27 April 2016, 62 pages

This report examines how public authorities are currently regulating labour market intermediaries across the Member States, highlighting the effectiveness or otherwise of different registration or licensing schemes.


Managing the risk of hidden forced labour – a guide for companies and employers

The Danish Centre against Human Trafficking has prepared the guidelines which serve as a quick guide for companies and employers risking to become associated with forced labour and severe labour exploitation.

The guidelines have been prepared in consultation with a number of different stakeholders and is intended as an awareness, business risk management and practical prevention tool.


P. v the Chief Superintendent of the Garda National Immigration Bureau, the Director of Public Prosecutions

Country: Ireland

Court: High Court

Sentenced date: 15/04/2015

Purpose of exploitation: Exploitation of labour


The High Court ruled that Gardaí failed to identify a victim of human trafficking, resulting in the imprisonment of a trafficked woman in Mountjoy for two and a half years.


Proactive identification and support of victims of trafficking for labour exploitation in the EU






570.980,80 EUR


From 1/10/14 to 30/09/16


ADPARE (RO), eLiberare (RO), Focus On Labour Exploitation – FLEX (UK), Latin American Women's Rights Services – LAWRS (UK), Migrant Help (UK)