Some 20.9 million people around the world are subject to forced labour, according to the latest International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimate. It also reveals that some 880,000 people suffer a similar fate within the European Union.
The Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks, discusses the problem of human trafficking In his latest ‘comment’ article.
According to Muižnieks, among the EU victims, “90% are exploited in the private economy, by individuals or private companies. Within this group, 22% are victims of forced sexual exploitation and 68% of forced labour exploitation in economic activities, such as agriculture, construction, domestic work or manufacturing.”