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Europol publishes spotlight report on criminal networks in migrant smuggling

Details main features of modern migrant smuggling networks and explains phenomena such as ‘joint ventures’, where illicit actors cooperate at various stages in the migrant smuggling chain.

GRETA issues the 3rd Evaluation Report for Netherlands highlighting the access to justice and effective remedies for victims of trafficking in human beings

In the report, GRETA notably urges the Dutch authorities to intensify their efforts to prevent and combat human trafficking for labour exploitation, and to strengthen their efforts to investigate and prosecute such cases. This includes taking further steps to regulate recruitment and temporary work agencies.

EU Commission plans stronger rules to fight human trafficking

The updated rules will provide stronger tools for law enforcement and judicial authorities to investigate and prosecute new forms of exploitation. The Commission’s proposal put forward mandatory sanctions against companies for trafficking…

Council of Europe on fight against human trafficking

GRETA’s latest evaluation report urged the Irish authorities to adopt a national referral mechanism to ensure that different agencies are involved in identifying victims of all types of trafficking, and to provide trafficking victims with specialised assistance…

Europol large-scale action against human trafficking

Europol supported large-scale international action against trafficking in human beings. 29 countries, led by Austria and Romania, took part in the action days, which were coordinated by Europol and Frontex….