Trafficking in human beings in the EU

18 February 2016
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This Publication/Document is about Trafficking in Human Beings

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Human trafficking is a major problem in the EU and a priority for MS law enforcement agencies.

Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a serious crime and an abuse of an individual’s fundamental rights and dignity. It involves the exploitation of vulnerable persons traded by criminals as commodities for the sole purpose of economic gain. This crime often has a transnational character; it comprises victims of all genders and age and, due to its nature, is often hard to discover and investigate.