Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Organised Crime

Organised Crime

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.


EU Statement – United Nations 3rd Committee: Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and International Drug Control

Ref: EUUN15-134EN

EU source: European Union

UN forum: Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs)

Date: 8/10/2015


Statement delivered the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, at the General Assembly Third Committee Items 106 & 107: Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and International Drug Control, including references to the EU anti-trafficking law and policy.



Child trafficking for exploitation in forced criminal activities and forced begging

The Hague, October 2014, 3 pages

Children are one of the most vulnerable groups targeted for the trafficking in human beings (THB). Organised crime groups (OCGs) choose to traffic children as they can be easily recruited and quickly replaced. OCGs can also maintain child victims relatively cheaply and discreetly. The exploitation of children violates the human rights of children; to have a safe childhood in their family setting, to receive education, to have time to play and to be protected from exploitation.


UKHTC: A Strategic Assessment on the Nature and Scale of Human Trafficking in 2012

Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), August 2013, 31 pages

The UK Human Trafficking Centre has published its annual assessment on the nature and scale of human trafficking during 2012 in UK.

The assessment explores the number of potential victims, their country or origin, exploitation types, recruitment techniques and transport methods.



ADSTRINGO - Addressing trafficking for labour exploitation through improved partnerships, enhanced diagnostics and intensified organisational approaches




European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, Finland

Approximate Budget

309.000 €


2012 – 2014 (24 months)

Partners and Co-beneficiaries

Ministry of the Interior, Lithuania; University of Tartu, Estonia; Council of the Baltic Sea States/SE

Objectives and results


COM/2011/0248 final

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Communication on migration

Brussels, 4.5.2011

This Communication deals with new migration and security challenges such as organised crime which is responsible for trafficking human beings or facilitating irregular migration.


Challenges on Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in the Agricultural Sector in the OSCE Region

OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (2009), 59 pages

The third Occasional Paper of the Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Being focuses on agriculture, the second largest employment sector of the OSCE region. It analyses the current challenges within the agricultural sector and the structural issues that cause or exacerbates a worker's vulnerability.