Ireland needs to do more to identify victims of trafficking
Ireland is not doing enough to identify victims of human trafficking, according to a new report on the detection, identification and protection of trafficking victims in Ireland.
The report by the European Migration Network found that between 2015 and 2020, 356 people were identified as suspected victims of human trafficking by An Garda Síochána. Of them, approximately 59 per cent were third-country nationals.
The study examines the policy and practice in Ireland for the detection of a situation of human trafficking, the identification of a victim of human trafficking, and the subsequent protection provided to victims of human trafficking, with a particular focus on third-country nationals. It is based on the Irish contribution to a European Migration Network (EMN) report comparing the situation in EMN Member and Observer States.
To read the report in full, go to: https://emn.ie/publications/detection-identification-and-protection-of-third-country-national-victims-of-human-trafficking-in-ireland/