The Response of the EU and its Member States to Child Trafficking and Abduction : Improving Protection and Promoting Children’s Rights

15-01-2010

This briefing paper aims to provide information in relation to the phenomenon of child trafficking and abduction into, out of and within member states for the purpose of their abuse and exploitation. In particular the paper is directed towards child-specific considerations in relation to measures against trafficking, with particular regard to the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking and the Treaty of Lisbon. It looks at such matters as statistical prevalence and data gathering, provisions in European member states for the identification and protection of child victims of trafficking and abduction; identifies examples of good practice in law, policy and practice; makes recommendations to further combat child trafficking and abduction and from a children’s rights perspective looks at the improvement of protection and rehabilitation measures for child victims, children’s access to justice and safeguarding measures as witnesses in legal proceedings connected to these abuses.

This briefing paper aims to provide information in relation to the phenomenon of child trafficking and abduction into, out of and within member states for the purpose of their abuse and exploitation. In particular the paper is directed towards child-specific considerations in relation to measures against trafficking, with particular regard to the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking and the Treaty of Lisbon. It looks at such matters as statistical prevalence and data gathering, provisions in European member states for the identification and protection of child victims of trafficking and abduction; identifies examples of good practice in law, policy and practice; makes recommendations to further combat child trafficking and abduction and from a children’s rights perspective looks at the improvement of protection and rehabilitation measures for child victims, children’s access to justice and safeguarding measures as witnesses in legal proceedings connected to these abuses.

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Syd Bolton (Independent Children's Law and Policy Consultant, United Kingdom) Under the coordination of the Justice and Home Affairs Section of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)