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Trafficking in Human Beings

Human Trafficking and its Victims – new Developments


On the occasion of the EU-Anti-Trafficking Day, the Austrian Task Force on Combating Human Trafficking and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs organised a conference on 21 October 2016 in cooperation with OSCE Special Representative and Coordinator to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue (VIDC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) at the Hofburg, Vienna.

Human Trafficking and its Victims – new Developments

On the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day the event "Human Trafficking and its Victims – new Developments” will be held on 21 October 2016 in the Hofburg. Helmut Sax, expert on measures against trafficking in human beings at BIM, will moderate the final discussion at the conference. You can find more details about the event in the attachment. Please RSVP by 10 October by sending the attached registration form to Kindly note that you must bring a photo ID in order to enter the Hofburg.


Neuer Saal, Hofburg Vienna

Searching for Accountability of the Private Sector for Trafficking in Human Beings and Access to Justice for Trafficked Persons

Corporate Liability regarding Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Labour Exploitation in the European Context.

Panel Presentation of Karin Lukas at the Annual Conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes

Utrecht, Netherlands

Assessment of Links between Roma Communities in Austria and Child Trafficking

Cover of Report

IIn the framework of the project CONFRONT (Countering new forms of Roma children trafficking: Participatory approach) the BIM conducted activities concerning questions of children’s rights, child protection and vulnerabilities of children to be exploited and trafficking in children. Policy documents concerning combating trafficking in children, national action plans as well as media regularly refer to Roma children as particularly vulnerable to trafficking. This projects contributes to a discussion of possible links and identifies inaccurate stereotypes.

Every – four – years again: Council of Europe/GRETA Report on Trafficking in Human Beings in Austria

On 12 October 2015, the Council of Europe has published its latest report on Austria’s actions against trafficking in human beings. GRETA – the CoE’s body monitoring implementation of the Anti-Trafficking Convention – notes four years after the first assessment progress but also continuing weaknesses.

Corporate Liability regarding Trafficking in Human Beings for the purpose of Labour Exploitation and Access to Effective Remedy

In recent years more knowledge has been gained on THB for the purpose of labour exploitation. More and more cases have come to the fore in many economic sectors, including agriculture, construction, garments, care and cleaning work. Nevertheless, as for instance shown in the project COMP.ACT, access to effective remedies is often out of reach for trafficked persons.