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In June, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published the first series of reports in the third monitoring round on Austria, the Slovak Republic and Cyprus. The reports provide an analysis of access to justice and...

On June 17th, the European Council committed to scale-up financial investigations to fight serious and organised crime and called upon the Commission to consider measures related to strengthening the legal framework, improve management of assets recovery and interconnect national centralised bank account registries, which would...

From November 25 to 27, legal practitioners from Peru took part in an online training on guaranteeing adequate compensation claims through civil procedures for victims of trafficking. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) organised the training and 63 Judges, 22 prosecutors and 9 public defenders participated....

PICUM - Platform for international cooperation on undocumented migration - has a new report mapping out a better way to tackle and prevent human trafficking with a particular focus on undocumented migrants. The report shows that the current framework for tackling human trafficking, i.e. law...

A group of workers in Romania have received their full wages which were withheld during the pandemic. This follows an intense media campaign, launched by the Clean Clothes Campaign, which went viral and put international pressure on brands to take responsibility throughout their supply chains....

The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has released its report on Business and human rights focusing on access to remedy. The report builds on their 2017 Opinion on "Improving access to remedy in the area of business and human rights at the EU level" and gathers...

On the 22nd September, at a high-level video conference, the Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders introduced the Commission's newly appointed Coordinator for Victims' Rights - Katarzyna Janicka-Pawlowska. Ahead of the event, Commissioner Reynders said: “Today is an important moment in our work to protect...

The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has released its annual Fundamental Rights Report. This report reviews major developments in 2019, identifying both achievements and areas of concern. It also presents FRA’s opinions on these developments. Chapter 8 of the Report focuses on access to justice highlighting the...