2013 | Mirjam Van Reisen, Ana Stefanovic

The paper is organized into six chapters.  The first of these gives a general overview of child trafficking in Europe by presenting the facts and figures relating to the phenomenon. Chapter II offers a general introduction to EU policy on child trafficking, on the one hand by presenting and explaining where it fits within the overall structure of the EU, and on the other by outlining the international context within which any EU policy on child trafficking must be situated. Chapters III, IV and V provide a critical assessment of the EU legislative, policy and implementation framework in relation to child trafficking. Conclusions and recommendations are presented in chapter VI.