European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings

About trafficking

International legal framework

International legislation

The last ten years trafficking in persons has become an issue of growing concern in the international community, and states and intergovernmental organisations have increasingly become involved in the anti-trafficking debate. Both on national and international level new laws, protocols and conventions have been developed and adopted to combat human trafficking.

All La Strada counties have national legislation on trafficking in human beings some of them have also signed and ratified international legislative agreements. Most important international bodies that have developed binding legislation on trafficking for the La Strada Network are the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.

Latest news

Justice at Last - Access to Compensation for Trafficked Persons

Today, on EU Anti-Trafficking Day 2016, we call on European governments to implement ten action points to improve access to justice and compensation for trafficked persons. 

Statement on Amnesty International policy on sex workers rights

La Strada International welcomes Amnesty International’s policy on sex workers' rights and decriminalisation of sex work

Tackling human trafficking at the roots

This article by Amy Weatherburn from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel highlights some of the achievements of the TRACE project so far.

LSI Statement on EU Ant-Trafficking Day

On the ninth EU Anti-Trafficking Day, La Strada International calls for improved labour protection for all (migrant) workers and increased identification of trafficked persons in all sectors of the economy.