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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on child labour

Isabella Adinolfi

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on child labour  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas in its first report on trafficking in human beings, published on 19 May 2016, the Commission reported that between 2013 and 2014 a total of 15 846 people in the EU had been the victims of a modern form of slavery, which could be described as human trafficking;

B.  whereas one of the main reasons behind such trafficking is labour exploitation, of which women and children, above all, are victims;

C.  whereas Directive 2011/36/EU on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings provides for more severe penalties where victims are 'particularly vulnerable', with a clear reference to children;

1.  Calls on the Commission to adopt measures which, in combating child labour, can effectively encourage the problem to emerge and to accompany enforcement action with assistance and social integration programmes for victims.

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