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Human trafficking: Experts underline the need to help victims

CoE: The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has stressed the need for states across Europe to provide a wide range of assistance to victims of human trafficking.

In its latest annual report, published today, GRETA sets out a series of legal requirements included in the Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking convention*, including proving victims with appropriate accommodation, medical treatment, psychological assistance and material support as well as information on their rights, legal assistance and help with reintegration into society.

“Victims who manage to break free from their traffickers generally find themselves in a position of great insecurity and vulnerability, which increases their risk of being further exploited,” said GRETA President Davor Derenčinović.