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Parliamentary questions
30 July 2019
Question for written answer E-002480-19
to the Commission
Rule 138
Caterina Chinnici (S&D)

 Subject:  Measures to combat human trafficking and protect victims

Human trafficking, a serious cross-border crime and an affront to the dignity and fundamental rights of the individual, is accordingly prohibited under Article 5 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Starting in 2011, the European Union has been organising major crackdown in the form of legislative and non-legislative countermeasures, repeatedly stressing the importance of identifying victims promptly and assuring their protection.

In the second report on Directive 2011/36/EU(1), published in 2018, the Commission flagged up an increase in the number of trafficking victims in connection with ‘mixed migration flows’ and asylum procedures.

In view of this:
1. Will the Commission tighten up European regulatory framework provisions regarding residence permits for victims of human trafficking? Will it also recommend a review of Directive 2004/81/EC with a view to standardising the duration thereof, guaranteeing greater legal certainty for victims and making them more willing to cooperate with the law enforcement authorities?
2. Will it encourage measures to ensure the prompt identification of trafficking victims in connection with ‘mixed migration flows’ and asylum procedures, so as to assure their proper protection?
3. How will it ensure the implementation of the ‘ten EU principles for integrated child protection systems’ in connection with human trafficking?

(1)COM(2018) 777 final.

Original language of question: IT 
Last updated: 8 August 2019Legal notice