|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2021) 171|
Communication published by the European Commission on 14 April 2021, setting out a new strategy aimed at tackling human trafficking for the period 2021-2025.
Trafficking in human beings destroys individuals’ lives by depriving people of their dignity, freedom and fundamental rights. Combatting human trafficking has therefore long been a priority for the European Union (EU). Despite the progress achieved, it remains a serious threat to individuals.
This strategy identifies key priorities with the objective of combatting trafficking in human beings more effectively. It proposes concrete actions, which are to be developed in respect of fundamental rights, to identify and stop trafficking early on, to go after criminals by turning trafficking from a low-risk and high-return crime to high-risk and low-return crime, and to protect the victims and help them rebuild their lives. It includes actions focusing on:
It builds on the EU's existing legal and policy framework in place to address trafficking in human beings, rooted in Directive 2011/36/EU - the Anti-Trafficking Directive.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Organised Crime, Police | Judicial Cooperation|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|