Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings



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.


The Impact of the Use of New Communications and Information Technologies on Trafficking in Human Beings for Sexual Exploitation. A Study of the Users

Donna Hughes (Council of Europe), May 2001, 28 pages

New communications technologies and services enable users to communicate and transmit files. None of these new technologies are harmful, but they provide those who wish to harm or exploit women and children new, efficient and, often anonymous ways of doing that.

This report will not attempt to categorize all these types and uses, but describe the most common and a few of the newest uses of these technologies for the trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and children.


Defining the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence Council Directive 2002/90/EC

Council Directive 2002/90/EC of 28 November 2002 defining the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence

The Directive defines assisting irregular migration.  It requires that Member States apply appropriate penalties against those who attempt, instigate or commit the infringement of assisting irregular migration procedures.

It punishes assisting irregular migration for financial gain no matter whether a criminal organisation is involved or not.


Preventing the facilitation of unauthorised entry Council Framework Decision 2002/946/JHA

Council Framework Decision of 28 November 2002 on the strengthening of the penal framework to prevent the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence

This framework decision establishes a common action for European Union countries to prevent violations relating to the facilitation of illegal immigration, illegal employment, trafficking in human beings and the sexual exploitation of children.
The framework decision provides minimum rules for penalties, liability of legal persons and jurisdiction.