Projects Women's Rights Child Rights Human Trafficking

Trafficking in Human Beings as Form of Torture

The Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings of the OSCE, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, commissioned the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and the Helen Bamber Foundation to analyse the links between trafficking in human beings and torture. The legal analysis of existing links has been conducted by Manfred Nowak and Julia Planitzer. The Helen Bamber Foundation analysed the clinical links between trafficking in human beings and torture. The study was published in the OSCE's occasional paper series in July 2013 and is available here.

Facilitating Corporate Social Responsibility to Prevent Human Trafficking (CSR and THB)

Main goal of this project is to tailor the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ('Ruggie-Guidelines') for the context of Human Trafficking. The guidelines should be implemented in three different sectors: agriculture, construction and the hospitality-sector.

Children and young people across Europe call for an end to violence in custody

The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) recently published a report presenting the views and experiences of over 120 children and young people across Europe on violence in custody and presenting their suggestions for change. The Boltzmann Institute has been national partner for Austria in this project.

War and Armed Conflicts – No Peace Without Women!?

In October 2010, the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 about women, peace and security took place. On this occasion, special teaching materials for schools were developed.

COMP.ACT – European Action for Compensation for Trafficked Persons

In order to improve compensation of trafficked persons a network called COMP.ACT EUROPE - European Action for Compensation for Trafficked Persons was established in 2009. 

DAPHNE Diffusion - Information tools for a DAPHNE programme community

The EU DAPHNE Programme on the protection from violence against children and women has already supported several hundreds of projects across Europe.

Assistance and reintegration of child victims of trafficking - ARECHIVIC

The project Assisting and reintegrating children victims of trafficking: promotion and evaluation of best practices in source and destination countries (ARECHIVIC) undertakes to promote the development of effective child trafficking responses in the EU based on good practices assessment of victim assistance and integration policies and programmes in source and destination countries.