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The European Union and its Member States generally acknowledge the positive value of international migration when it takes place in a regulated and predictable manner. They are alarmed, however, by irregular migratory movements. Indeed, in the face of the perceived threat posed by this phenomenon, States have introduced a series of measures to deter or prevent migrants from gaining unauthorised entry into their territories. The blanket enforcement of such measures makes it increasingly difficult for refugees and asylum-seekers to secure access to international protection. With this concern in mind, UNHCR must stress that the Action Plan contained in the Commission Communication on a Common Policy on Illegal Immigration and subsequently adopted by the Member States strike a proper balance between migration control priorities and refugee protection imperatives.

A REPORT BY EMPOWER CHIANG MAI ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS WOMEN ARE SUBJECTED TO WHEN “RESCUED” BY ANTI-TRAFFICKING GROUPS WHO EMPLOY METHODS USING DECEPTION, FORCE AND COERCION.

The Canadian state undertook a major restructuring of the immigration and refugee programme in the 1990s, committing itself to creating a new immigration act as part of this process. Trafficking is one major issue that the new act would concern itself with.

This toolkit consists of three parts. Part I introduces the tool, a human rights approach to trafficking, the international human rights system and the UN Trafficking Protocol. Part II provides a quick scan to help you decide if conducting a Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) is a good strategy for you to achieve the change you want. Part III is the actual assessment tool, starting with the preparation. Each of the tool’s 7 steps consists of a number of key questions and sub-questions.

This document includes 15 fact sheets that answer questions and define terms used in the RighT Guide, available elsewhere on this site. These fact sheets include:

The RighT guide helps NGOs to assess the human rights impact of anti-trafficking measures. This strengthens their advocacy for more effective, rights-based policies against trafficking. This brochure outlines specific ways that NGOs can benefit from the guide, and gives information on its use. This document includes sections discussing:

ALL ISSUES OF RESEARCH FOR SEX WORK CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Edited by Nel van Beelen & Aliya Rakhmetova

The criminalisation of sex work increases the vulnerability of sex workers to human rights violations and violence. However, sex workers are raising awareness, working with policy makers, and organising against this violence.

This is a summary of the recommendations made in TAMPEP's European Mapping Survey, available elsewhere in the NSWP resource documents.

This is a summary of actions in the TAMPEP 8 project, including the European Mapping Survey, juricial & policy assessments, and the creation & production of the documents Work Safe in Sex Work, Sex Work Migration Health, Sex Work in Europe, and the Services 4 Sex Workers online resource listing.

An analysis on indoor sex work settings in seven European cities and a manual on examples of good practices in the work with sex workers. The manual has two objectives: To provide an analysis on local level of the indoor prostitution scene, and to present examples of good practice for service providers regarding the implementation of new outreach methodologies in order to encourage a broader development of comprehensive indoor outreach services.