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Human Rights
01 February 2008

Combating human trafficking

All Countries

The Council of Europe took a stand against the modern slave trade with this Convention to stop trafficking in human beings. It covers all forms of trafficking, whether it is linked or not to organised crime, covers anyone who is a victim, be they man, woman or child, and includes all forms of exploitation – such as prostitution, forced labour, servitude, or removal of organs. It gives victims of trafficking the right to be protected and helped by granting a recovery and reflection period of at least 30 days, the right to a renewable residency permit in the country they find themselves in, and the right to receive compensation. More on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings Convention.