Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings



Eurojust report

The final evaluation marks the completion of a five-year-long exercise which allowed to identify the main challenges stemming from investigation and prosecution of THB cases from a judicial cooperation perspective while proposing solutions to overcome them.



First Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings

Commission adopted the first Report on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings.

The European Commission reported on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings. The report presents trends and challenges in addressing trafficking in human beings, examines progress made and highlights key challenges that the EU and its Member States need to address as a priority. Despite progress made, EU Member States need to step up efforts to fight effectively against trafficking in human beings.


Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour

ILO, 20 May 2014, 66 pages

Forced labour in the private economy generates $ 150 billion in illegal profits per year, about three times more than previously estimated, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The ILO report, Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour, said two thirds of the estimated total of $150 billion, or $99 billion, came from commercial sexual exploitation, while another $51 billion resulted from forced economic exploitation, including domestic work, agriculture and other economic activities.



The EU and 21st century security

Friends of Europe, Security & defence agenda, Spring 2014, 44 pages

With the end of the Stockholm programme, the Security & Defence Agenda and Friends of Europe in co-operation with the European Commission Directorate General for Home Affairs, brought together key stakeholders to discuss the next practical steps to be undertaken by the EU in this field. This report presents an overview of their discussions and key recommendations. 



Abuse of a victim of prostitution: Evaluation of the effectiveness of the sex purchase ban

Ministry of Justice in Finland 39/2013, 121 pages

The purchasing of sex from a victim of human trafficking or procuring has been prohibited in Finland since 2006. Also the purchasing and the offering for sale and selling of sex in a public place prohibited. The report explores the effectiveness of these laws. Investigating and proving ‘abuse of a victim of prostitution’ has turned out to be challenging. The report concludes with future recommendations.



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.