Council of Europe: Recommendations to Strengthen the October 2004 Draft of the European Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
Amnesty International and Anti-Slavery International have assessed the October 2004 draft of the European Convention against Trafficking in Human Beings in relation to existing international standards and commitments. In the light of this analysis and experience in working with and on behalf of trafficked persons, recommendations are made for ways in which the current text can be amended to ensure that the treaty adopted will fulfil its stated aims. If it succeeds in doing this, the Council of Europe will fill a significant gap, since today there are no international treaties on trafficking which comprehensively address states' obligations to respect and protect the rights of trafficked persons. Amnesty International and Anti-Slavery International also make recommendations about the proposed treaty monitoring body.