La Strada International raises concern about EU Migration Pact 

new eu migration pact increases risks of human trafficking

In October, La Strada International reacted with concern to the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and called for more legal pathways to Europe and enhanced rights for asylum seekers and migrants, including better protection of migrant workers to prevent human trafficking.

La Strada International is concerned that the Pact will increase the risk of exploitation and human trafficking, as well as violations of the rights’ of exploited and trafficked persons. These concerns stem from the fact that the main focus of the Pact is on restricting possibilities to access residence status; increasing the use of detention; facilitating immediate return of those denied asylum, and removing essential legal safeguards and support, which conflicts with existing rights of trafficked persons and international human rights obligations. See the Commission’s website for more information on the Pact.