Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

2007

2007

Report on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography COM (2007) 716

Report from the Commission based on Article 12 of Council Framework Decision of 22 December 2003 on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography 

This report concludes that most Member States have adopted the necessary measures to comply with the provisions of the Framework Decision on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. The Commission notes the need to revise the Framework Decision, in particular to deal with offences related to developments in electronic communications technologies.

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First EU Anti-Trafficking Day on 18 October 2007

The European Commission launched in Brussels the first EU Anti-Trafficking Day on 18 October 2007. The day is meant to raise awareness about this gross violation of human rights.

The title of the Conference launching the Anti-Trafficking Day was 'Time for Action'. It emphasised that it is time to start implementing measures in order to stop trafficking in human beings and to protect trafficked persons at the national, European and international level.

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Rights here, rights now: Recommendations for protecting trafficked children

UNICEF/ECPAT UK, 2007, 47 pages

This report outlines the situation of trafficked children in the United Kingdom and the responses taken by the government to tackle this problem. It finds that despite several recent initiatives, in particular the commitment to develop a victim-centred, human rights-based approach to tackling human trafficking, there are still significant gaps and inconsistencies in child protection standards for trafficked children in the UK compared to international standards.

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Measuring Responses to Trafficking in Human Beings in the European Union: An Assessment Manual

European Commission/Mike Dottridge, 2007, 86 pages

This manual is intended to enhance the capacity of EU Member States to develop and implement policies and strategies in response to human trafficking. The manual presents a checklist of a total of 55 indicators/questions. These indicators will allow Member States to measure their progress, in particular in implementing recommendations made in the Report of the Experts Group on Trafficking in Human Beings (published by the European Commission on 22 December 2004).

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ICMPD - Listening to Victims: Experiences of identification, return and assistance in South-Eastern Europe

2007, 248 pages

In the framework of this comprehensive research in total 80 trafficked persons from different countries in South-Eastern Europe as well as other nationalities trafficked into the region were interviewed providing valuable insight into their needs and wants.

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