Each year millions of children, women and men from all over the world are trafficked. On 30 July, the first ever United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons will take place to raise awareness of the plight of these countless millions of victims and to globally support campaigns to end human trafficking.
All across the EU, children without parental care risk falling victims of abuse or trafficking. Today, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) releases a handbook to strengthen national guardianship systems for children in Europe, as part of the EU’s anti-trafficking strategy which recognises the vital role guardians play in protecting children from harm.
As EU ministers meet to discuss the future of the EU’s policies on freedom, security and justice, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) outlines practical suggestions in its Annual report about how to ensure people in the EU can have their rights better protected. It also maps out the fundamental rights challenges and achievements that took place over the course of 2013.
On 12 May, FRA held an inception meeting for drafting the handbook of European law on the rights of the child with the FRA contractor, the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe’s Children’s Rights Division.