[European Union] European Anti-trafficking Day (18 October)

18 Oct 2019
Council of Europe

Today is the day of the European Anti-trafficking Day (18 October), a campaign launched in 2005 by the Council of Europe to raise awareness of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.

Marija Pejčinović Burić, the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, has warned countries in the EU to ensure that victims of human trafficking receive justice, including financial compensation, for the abuses they suffer.

the Secretary-General said: “Traffickers must be rigorously prosecuted and punished, but justice must also be done to the victims of trafficking – by making sure they receive compensation, they are protected from being trafficked again and they are given sufficient help to put their lives back together.

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