International legal framework
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.