This study is one of the outputs of this project, and documents the various ways in which victims are recruited via the internet, and also – given the internet user boom – anticipate possible future techniques. Specifically, it:
– Lists the means used to recruit victims of trafficking via the Internet;
–Identifies the legal, judicial, administrative and technical means used by member states to combat this misuse of the Internet;
–Inventories best practices used to combat this misuse of the Internet;
–Makes recommendations on legal, judicial, administrative and technical means of combating use of the Internet to recruit victims
of trafficking in human beings.
The study is based on data collected via a questionnaire from 22 member states of the Council of Europe: Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, “the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The report also reflects the discussions at the Seminar on the Misuse of the Internet for the Recruitment of Victims of Trafficking in
Human beings, organised by the Gender Equality and Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe’s Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs, in Strasbourg on 7-8 June 2007.