Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings



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.


A Baseline Assessment on the Nature and Scale of Human Trafficking in 2011

SOCA, August 2012, 19 pages

This assessment was produced to provide an indication of the nature and scale of human trafficking during 2011.

This is the first an attempt has been made to describe the full extent of human trafficking in the United Kingdom (UK).

The assessment explores the number of potential victims of trafficking identified, their  country of origin and exploitation types, as well as enablers to trafficking, including recruitment techniques, transport methods and documentation.


IOM 2011 case data on human trafficking. Global figures and trends

IOM, February 2012, 32 pages

IOM 2011 Case Data contains information on all trafficking cases assisted by the organisation in 2011.
The tables contained within this document are based upon IOM case data where the organisation has been involved in providing direct assistance to a trafficked person in the context of an IOM countertrafficking project.

Data is collected directly from trafficked persons and stored into the IOM human trafficking database. This covers approximately 20,000 cases encoded by 72 different missions.


Third EU Group of Experts on trafficking in Human Beings

A new group of experts has been established in accordance with the Commission’s Decision of 10 August 2011.

The third group of experts is composed of 15 members representing a wide range of expertise in all the aspects of anti-trafficking policies and also a balanced representation in terms of institutional background and geographic regions.


Members of the EU Group of Experts 2011-2015


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.


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. 


Adoption of draft Council Conclusions - Targeting developing forms of trafficking in human beings in the EU Member States

In this document the Council of the European Union calls for the Member States and the Institutions of the EU to provide information on developing forms of trafficking, and to enhance prevention activities.

The Council invites Member States to elaborate or enhance regular, multidisciplinary training for professionals, to include information on THB, including all forms of exploitation in training tools at all relevant levels of education.


COM/2011/0248 final

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. Communication on migration

Brussels, 4.5.2011

This Communication deals with new migration and security challenges such as organised crime which is responsible for trafficking human beings or facilitating irregular migration.