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Team Women's Rights, Children's Rights and Trafficking in Human Beings

New publication on corporate liability and trafficking in human beings out now

(c) Global Policy Volume 8, Issue 4, November 2017

Julia Planitzer and Nora Katona have published their paper on “Criminal Liability of Cooperations for Trafficking in Human Beings for Labour Exploitation” in the November issue of Global Policy.

The paper holds that legal instruments at the European level, such as the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, clearly define that States have an obligation to establish corporate liability for trafficking in human beings (THB). However, upon closer look at national legislation in Europe, one recognises that the norms within this framework are not being enforced to their fullest extent.

Children’s Rights Behind Bars: National Report Austria

In the framework of the project "Children’s Rights Behind Bars", a series of national reports were written in fifteen European countries on the existence and the functioning of monitoring and complaints mechanisms for juveniles in detention.

At the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Helmut Sax (team: children's rights, women's rights and human trafficking), Tamara Majnek and Tiphanie Crittin (team: Human Dignity and Public Security) carried out the research and wrote the report on the situation in Austria.