Identification and response to the needs of Trafficked Asylum Seekers

The project TRACKS aims to analyse the asylum-trafficking in human beings (THB) nexus through the prism of special needs of trafficked asylum seekers and to equip national asylum authorities and civil society organisations to tackle crosscutting issues (i.e. protection, housing, rehabilitation, psychosocial support as well as security).

A Comparative Report “Identification and response to the needs of Trafficked Asylum Seekers” has been compiled, based on the findings from Cyprus, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the UK where the project has been implemented. A Summary Report and a “European Toolbox” have been produced by project partners.

Countering contemporary forms of slavery, trafficking in human beings

Parallel to stricter immigration controls trafficking in human beings has become more visible in the past two decades as a new form of slavery. While joint efforts of authorities and non-governmental organisations and churches against this international crime have produced some results, trafficking for forced labour is still a rather unknown field. The human rights of trafficked persons are generally still insufficiently protected.

Therefore, priorities will be:

  • Trafficking in women
  • Trafficking for forced labour

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Interview with CCME ExCom member Elena Timofticiuc on the 1st EU Forum on Labour Trafficking

From 17th to 19th October 2013, CCME organised the first EU Forum on labour trafficking in Vilnius. Read a few thoughts of Elena Timofticiuc, participant and CCME board member

Q: EU Forum on labour trafficking – this sounds very broad, so what was the forum about?

The forum mainly dealt with cases of bigger groups being trafficking for forced labour in countries across Europe. We heard about cases in which bigger groups, sometimes hundreds of persons are exploited like the ones of the tree worker, which were exploited in the Czech state more

Developing agreed methodology of identification and referral for trafficking for labour exploitation: guaranteeing the victims the access to protection

Trafficking in human beings is an ever-increasing phenomenon all around the world. In the last decade, the acknowledgment of trafficking by the international community as a modern form of slavery and as one of the most cruel human rights violations has led to the development of several instruments and measures to combat this crime as well as to provide protection and assistance to its victims.

However, for many years, the debate and policies have mainly addressed issues concerning trafficking for …read more: English, French, Italian, Romanian, and Spanish.