|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union, European Parliament|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 101, Pages 1-11|
|Content Type||Legislation, News|
Directive 2011/36/EU - signed by the co-legislators on 15 April 2011 - establishing a legal and policy framework for addressing trafficking in human beings (THB) at EU level. It replaces Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA.
Directive 2011/36/EU - also known as the Anti-Trafficking Directive - lays down minimum common rules for the European Union (EU) in determining offences of trafficking in human beings and punishing offenders. It also provides for measures to better prevent this phenomenon and to strengthen the protection of victims. This piece of legislation focuses on criminal prosecution, prevention and victim protection. It adopts a holistic, child-sensitive and gender-specific approach.
The initiative was first tabled by the European Commission on 29 March 2010, following up on a previous proposal tabled in 2009. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on this initiative was announced on 24 November 2010. The European Parliament endorsed it on 14 December, followed by the Council of the European Union on 21 March 2011. The Act was signed by the co-legislators on 15 April 2011 and published in the Official Journal on 15 April 2011.
A number of implementation reports concerning this Directive were published since its adoption. The plenary of the European Parliament discussed in February 2021 the Directive's effectiveness, based on an Own-Initiative Report.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Organised Crime, Police | Judicial Cooperation|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|