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The Duties of the Authorities within European Union Member States regarding Victims of Human Trafficking

European Union legislation already requires or requests Member States to do many things regarding human trafficking. Here is a summary of the main points focused on how they treat Victims of Human Trafficking (VoTs). Please refer especially to Directive 2011/36/EU and Directive 2004/81/EC See also the separate EFN text on other responsibilities of the authorities in EU Member States - which put many more requirements upon them.

EFN Terminology Guide

The issue of terminology is complex and nuanced and as understanding increases, terminology evolves. EFN believes that the words we use matter. They matter in helping us to be clear on our position against all forms of exploitation of persons and in ensuring the dignity of the person.

EFN Stance on Prostitution

EFN unashamedly opposes the sex trade, knowing it to be exploitative, harmful and dangerous for those involved in it. We believe: • that consent cannot be purchased • that the sex trade degrades all parties and • that laws must be in place to protect the dignity and worth of all human beings.

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