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Name of Resource

Guidelines to Prevent Abusive Recruitment, Exploitative Employment and Trafficking of Migrant Workers in the Baltic Sea Region

Type

Guidance on policy / legislation implementation

Country / jurisdiction

Baltic Sea States region

Organization

Council of the Baltic Sea States

Initiative launch date

June 2014

Description

The aim of the guidelines is to address and tackle the different forms of exploitation and trafficking of migrant workers in the Baltic Sea region that were identified as problematic in the joint ADSTRINGO research report “Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania: Uncovering the Links between Recruitment, Irregular Employment Practices and Labour Trafficking”.

The guidelines provide action-oriented recommendations and practical guidance to enhance prevention of trafficking for forced labour, especially through addressing the specific mechanisms that foster abusive and exploitative recruitment and employment of migrant workers in the Baltic Sea region. More specifically, they intend to contribute to: Promoting decent work conditions and protecting fundamental rights at work; Strengthening enforcement of existing labour standards, especially in sectors prone to exploitation and employing migrant labour; Fostering a level playing field for ethical recruiters and employers; Promoting strategic partnerships among public authorities, businesses, trade unions and NGOs in the prevention of abuse and exploitation at national, regional and international level.

Availability

ENG: http://www.cbss.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ADSTRINGO-Guidelines.pdf  

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Name of Resource

Guidelines for Municipalities - Stepping Up Local Action Against Human Trafficking

Type

Guidance on policy / legislation implementation

Country / jurisdiction

Baltic Sea States region

Organization

Baltic Sea States region

Initiative launch date

December 2015

Description

The general aim of the guidelines is to provide local actors with the knowledge and right tools to strengthen their role in the work against human trafficking and increase the effectiveness of the anti-trafficking actions by ensuring proper and timely victim identification, adequate and sustainable assistance and protection. The specific goals of the guidelines are to: Promote victims’ rights; Improve awareness of human trafficking among local actors; Highlight some of the promising practices that have been developed in the region and beyond where municipalities and/or local authorities play a prominent role in addressing trafficking and protecting victims; Involve local actors in combating human trafficking at the local level by addressing common challenges and providing specific action points to overcome the problems and to improve the counter trafficking measures.

Availability

ENG: http://www.cbss.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Guidelines-for-Municipalities-ENG.pdf

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