IPS: New EP declaration on child trafficking

According to the Inter Press Service article by David Cronin, EU is on it's way to take a new stand against trafficking in children.

Although with the Amsterdam Treaty trafficking in human beings has been named as an area of responsibility for the EU as a whole, the problems associated with trafficking are left unsolved and numbers of children trafficked within the EU are rising.

In the EU, trafficking tends to be regarded as law enforcement and control of immigration issue, rather than human rights violation. Protection of the victim if often conditional to the cooperation with the justice system.


More than half of the European Parliament's members have now signed a declaration urging that the situation be remedied by setting up a specific EU-funded scheme to address child trafficking phenomena.

Source and more information.

You will find the declaration in the attachment.

EP declaration on combating the trafficking of children.pdf76.75 KB

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