The European Commission published an evaluation roadmap on “Fighting human trafficking – review of EU rules”. The roadmap is open for feedback for 6 weeks, with a deadline on 16 September 2021.
As announced in the EU Strategy on combatting trafficking in human beings 2021-2025, a review of the 2011 EU Anti-Trafficking Directive will be considered based on the findings of an evaluation. It will explore how to modernise EU anti-trafficking rules and look, among others, at the possibility of making the use of the services of exploited victims of trafficking a mandatory criminal offence. Currently, the European Commission is also collecting input for its public consultation on the evaluation of the EU Victim’s Rights Directive. This evaluation is one of the Commission’s key actions set out in the EU Strategy on Victims’ Rights (2020 – 2025). The consultation which will collect information, data, views and experiences on the EU Victims’ Rights Directive, will close on 25 October 2021. To access the public consultation, please click here.