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EU Legislation

EU Legislation

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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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Anti-trafficking Directive 2011/36/EU applied to United Kingdom

Commission Decision of 14 October 2011 on the request by the United Kingdom to accept Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA  

The anti-trafficking Directive 2011/36/EU came into force for the United Kingdom from 14th October 2011. 

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Sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children Directive 2011/92/EU

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA

This Directive establishes minimum rules concerning the definition of criminal offences and sanctions in the area of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children, child pornography and solicitation of children for sexual purposes. It also introduces provisions to strengthen the prevention of those crimes and the protection of the victims thereof.

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The standing of victims in criminal proceedings Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA

Council Framework Decision of 15 March 2001 on the standing of victims in criminal proceedings

This Council Framework Decision provided for minimum rights for crime victims in criminal proceedings. It set out provisions whereby victims are guaranteed the right to be heard, the opportunity to participate in the procedures, protection, compensation and access to mediation and to any relevant information.  This is no longer in force.  See the Victims of Crime Directive 2012/29/EU.  

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Report on combating trafficking in human beings COM (2006) 187

Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament based on Article 10 of the Council Framework Decision of 19 July 2002 on combating trafficking in human beings

In this report the European Commission looks at the extent to which the requirements set out in the Council Framework Decision on combating trafficking in human beings have been met by the Member States.

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