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La Strada International submission for the European Commission’s Third Report on the Progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings

Document number
3359
Date
15-06-2020
Title
La Strada International submission for the European Commission’s Third Report on the Progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings
Author/publisher
La Strada International
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Document type(s)
LSI publication,
Keywords
Third Report for European Commission ; the fight against human trafficking
Summary

In May 2020, La Strada International provided input for the Commission’s Third Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings. Next to civil society also European Member States have provided input for this 3rd progress report, which will present emerging

patterns based on data collected and trends and assess the actions taken and progress made by EU Member States related with the implementation of the former EU Strategy and the 2017 Communication, as well as Directive 2011/36/EU on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims (‘Anti-Trafficking Directive’).

 

The EU anti-trafficking directive sets clear measures to be taken by European governments for the protection, assistance, and support to trafficked persons, as well as provisions to prevent the crime, punish perpetrators and monitor and evaluate efforts. Although this ‘Anti-Trafficking Directive’ and Communication is recognised by La Strada International as a major step, serious gaps remain in the implementation of this directive and other right provisions at European national level. To ensure an effective EU approach to human trafficking, La Strada International urged the European Commission and its Member States to ensure clear and immediate strategic actions without further delay, while taking into account the main European gaps, challenges and emerging trends, which are outlined in the submission.  

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