Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Europe s fight against human trafficking

Europe s fight against human trafficking

Armardo García Schmidt and Christal Morehouse, 2010, Bertelsmann Stiftung, 8 pages

The paper gives a factual overview of human trafficking starting with the current situation and recent developments in international law, inter alia the United Nations Trafficking Protocol and the 2005 Council of Europe Convention on Actions against Trafficking in Human Beings.

It discusses EU action in the area of trafficking highlighting the strong focus on criminal justice measures at the expense of action in other policy fields. The paper concludes with recommendations for action to move Europe closer towards a comprehensive response to trafficking in human beings.

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