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.

Anti-human trafficking experts publish first report on Germany

A general welcome is given to Germany’s efforts to fight human slavery but experts are concerned by differences among German states (Länder) in identifying and providing assistance to victims.

Anti-human trafficking unit publishes annual report

The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) report, based on its analysis of trends in 35 countries, wants governments to “step up their efforts,” to identify child victims and encourages national authorities to offer better assistance to trafficked people, as well as compensation, to boost the effectiveness of law enforcement investigations, prosecutions and convictions.

Bulgaria: Judges set for ruling on human trafficking complaint

On Tuesday 3 March, judges will announce their decision on a complaint brought against Bulgaria by a woman who was snatched, beaten and repeatedly raped by human traffickers.

Ukraine: First report on impact of human trafficking

The Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking unit welcomes the adoption of a comprehensive anti-trafficking law and national anti-trafficking programmes but notes that “a number of challenges remain to be tackled through legislative, policy or practical measures.”