The Hague, 26-27 April 2012, 16 pages
The EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking of Human Beings received a warm welcome from the Party of European Socialists (PES).
PES Women notes the significant measures taken by the Commission including the attention for the gender and children perspective. However, PES Women President Zita Gurmai points out that the attention on the gender dimension should be strengthened.
ILO International Labour Office
Partners of the project:
- GTZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung
- EU/AGIS Programme European Commission
- Irish Aid Department of Foreign Affairs
Objectives and results
“Developing agreed methodology of identification and referral for trafficking for labour exploitation: guaranteeing the victims the access to protection”
ACCEM – Spain, www.accem.es
Partners of the project:
OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, 8 July 2013, 80 pages
“The Way Forward in Establishing Effective Transnational Referral Mechanisms. A Report Based on Experiences in Cases of Human Trafficking in South-Eastern Europe”.
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), 2012, 162 pages
Secretary of State for the Home Department, October 2012, 107 pages
This report sets out an assessment of human trafficking in the UK by the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Human Trafficking (IDMG).
It notes that the UK has already achieved significant progress in the fight against trafficking. It recognises that any response must be able to quickly adapt and evolve to keep pace with the traffickers. Three key areas have been identified where further concerted effort is needed to improve and strengthen the UK’s approach:
GATTW, June 2012, 172 pages
On the 31st of May 2012 the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has published its evaluation report on Romania.
In the report, GRETA recognizes the efforts made by the Romanian authorities to tackle trafficking in human beings. Among the measures adopted, Romania has set up the National Agency against Trafficking in Persons, has introduced a national identification and referral mechanism for victims of trafficking and implemented the anti-trafficking legislation.
On the 1st of June 2012 the new ILO Global estimate of forced labour has been launched.
According to the report 20.9 million women, men and children are suffering in forced labour.
The head of the ILO’s Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour, Beate Andrees, says that ILO has made good progress ensuring most countries now have legislation which criminalises forced labour, human trafficking and slavery-like practices. Attention should now turn to better identification and prosecution of forced labour and related offences such as human trafficking.