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Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has issued a new guidance note on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation.
GRETA notes that trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation is increasingly on the rise. It appears to be the main form of trafficking in some European countries. It occurs in both formal and informal economies and affects women, men and children.
The new guidance note defines key indicators to assist states in ensuring, for example, properly-functioning labour inspectorates, reporting requirements, effective victim identification and assistance and appropriate criminal justice responses.
Current guidance complements the Compendium of good practices in addressing trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation as part of the Secretary General's Roadmap on strengthening action in this area, and paves the way for an ad hoc working group to draft a Recommendation to be adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the subject.