Anti-trafficking experts worried by “high numbers of unaccompanied child refugees” missing in Croatia

“With recent reports of high numbers of unaccompanied child refugees gone missing, the identification of child victims has become a priority across Europe,” said Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, following the publication of a new report by the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA).

Greece: Court awards €15,000 to sex-trafficking victim after human rights complaint

The case concerned a complaint by a Nigerian national who was forced into prostitution in Greece.

Nils Muižnieks: EU has an estimated 880,000 forced labour victims

“Among the EU victims, 90% are exploited in the private economy, by individuals or private companies,” writes Nils Muižnieks. “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.”

Podcast: Five years a slave – Henriette Akofa’s story

“I was a slave,” says Henriette Akofa, a victim of labour exploitation in France. “The only difference was that they didn’t buy me from my parents. But they betrayed my trust and that of my parents.”

Jagland: Europe must speak out with one voice against human trafficking

Jagland wants all member states to ratify the Council of Europe’s Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, which was opened for signature 10 years ago.