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First GRETA report on Luxembourg

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Strasbourg, 15 January 2014 - The Council of Europeís expert body on trafficking in human beings, GRETA, has called on the Luxembourg authorities to step up action against all forms of trafficking.

In its first report on Luxembourg, published today, GRETA notes that some important steps have been taken by the authorities, including the adoption of legislation to combat trafficking and provide trafficked victims with rights.

However, GRETA calls on the Luxembourg authorities to pay increased attention to trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation and to adopt a national action plan addressing all forms of trafficking. There is a need for further involvement of civil society in drawing up and implementing anti-trafficking policy, including by associating NGOs with preventative measures.

In the report, GRETA stresses the need for adopting a multidisciplinary approach to identification, by involving formally other field actors than the police, in particular specialised NGOs and the labour inspectorate. Particular attention should be paid to the identification and assistance of child victims of trafficking, taking into account the best interests of the child.

The report also emphasises that the protection of victims should be strengthened in case of return to their country of origin, in particular through routine risk assessments, as well as during investigations and prosecutions in Luxembourg.

Media coverage

- www.paperjam.lu 16/01/2014

- www.wort.lu 15/01/2014

- www.wort.lu/en 15/01/2014

- www.wort.lu/fr 15/01/2014

- www.wort.lu 16/01/2014

- www.tageblatt.lu_20/01/2014