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European Commission Anti-Trafficking Portal
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EU Immigration Portal

Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA

Portugal has modifyed the article 160º (Trafficking in Persons) due to the implementation of the Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims.

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2012 Statistical Report

To know about the 2012 THB Portuguese reality, read the Annual Report here.

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Portugal is the 1st MS to ratify the Istambul Convention

Portugal was the first Member State of the EU to ratify the Istambul Convention - Prevention and Fight of Violence against Women. To see the Convention, click here.

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New European Strategy 2012-2016

On 19 June 2012, the European Commission adopted the "EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings (2012-2016)”. The Strategy is a set of concrete and practical measures to be implemented over the next five years. It is based on five key priorities: 1) Identifying, protecting and assisting victims of trafficking; 2) Stepping up the prevention of trafficking in human beings; 3) Increased prosecution of traffickers; 4) Enhanced coordination and cooperation among key actors and policy coherence; 5) Increased knowledge of and effective response to emerging concerns related to all forms of trafficking in human beings. To know moe, please click here.

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Eurojust Strategic Project and Action Plan against THB 2012 - 2016

The Eurojust Action Plan outlines six priorities for Eurojust 2012-2016: 1) enhancing information exchange to get a better intelligence picture at EU level in THB; 2) increasing the number of detections, joint investigations and prosecutions in THB cases and enhancing judicial cooperation in this area; improving coordination mechanisms, particularly for training, expertise and operational activities; 4) increasing cooperation with third States in THB cases; 5) using alternative approaches to combat human trafficking; 6) disrupting criminal money flows and asset recovery in THB cases. To know more, please click here.

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France UK Lone child migrants returned to France under secret deal


'BBC' reports that a recent investigation by England's children's commissioner revealed that under a 'Gentleman's Agreement' with France, unaccompanied migrant children who are not seeking asylum are being returned (Source: Child Protection in Europe, Newsletter n°15220/12-01-24)

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UK Child sex exploitation: Progress, but work to do

'Bedford today' reports that progress has been made in the South-East of the country to protect victims of child sexual exploitation, but there is still a long way to go to tackle this form of abuse (Source: Child Protection in Europe - Newsletter n°15220/12-01-24)

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Monitoring Centre book on THB


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