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Opinion of the Experts Group on Trafficking in Human Beings on Trafficking in Human Beings in the Context of the Elaboration of a New Multiannual Program Building an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, the Tampere II-agenda

Document number
1045
Date
2004
Title
Opinion of the Experts Group on Trafficking in Human Beings on Trafficking in Human Beings in the Context of the Elaboration of a New Multiannual Program Building an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, the Tampere II-agenda
Author/publisher
Experts Group on Trafficking in Human Beings, European Commission, European Union (EU)
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Document type(s)
EU law, Research/Study/Analysis,
Keywords
Council of the European Union, Justice and Home Affairs, Managed migration, Protection; Victims (of trafficking), Labour migration, Economic migration, Migrant rights, Free movement, Migration policy; Treaty on European Union, European Commission’s Communication on Tampere, Brussels Declaration on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings,
Summary
The Expert Group calls on the Council to take a clear stand that trafficking in human beings is not primarily an issue of illegal migration but needs to be addressed as a serious crime and human rights violation, underlining the EU’s commitment to an integrated and human rights based approach; it demands the Tampere II-agenda to include a reference to trafficking in human beings as an impetus for further action at the level of the European Union; it asks EU Member States to maintain their commitments made at the Tampere Council Meeting in 19991, in particular to promote regular and managed migration based on demand and need, including the demand for unskilled labour, which is gender sensitive and implies the establishment of clear and comprehensive policies, laws and administrative arrangements to ensure that migration movements occur to the mutual benefit of migrants, society and governments. EU Commission documentation centre on trafficking in human beings: http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/doc_centre/crime/trafficking/doc_crime_human_trafficking_en.htm
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