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The European Commission is continually developing ways to fight human trafficking.
EDC News: EU fighting Human Trafficking
Human trafficking a hideous crime and a gross violation of human rights. It is the trade of humans mainly for the purpose of sexual slavery or commercial sexual exploitation, forced labour, or for extraction of organs or tissues. In Europe alone, between 2010 and 2012, 30 146 victims were registered in the 28 EU Member States (Eurostat 2015), conversely, this is a major problem globally.
Trafficking in human beings is explicitly forbidden by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (Article 5). Thereby, to address this problem, the EU established a comprehensive legal and policy framework using a human rights based, victims centred, gender specific and child sensitive approach. These include:
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