Myria follows cases that shed light on human trafficking. It analyzes the plaintiff’s judiciary file along with files from shelters and other organizations. Court proceedings from the victim’s file are analyzed in depth: the victim’s account along with the criminal system in which they have been tried is scrutinized.
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Great attention is given to the initial court proceedings, which indicate in real terms on what basis the case was introduced, and whether the victims had been found and interfered with at this point. The file includes the court proceedings of hearings with victims, testimonies from suspects and witnesses, folders with transcriptions of telephone bugging, reports of sightings, and reports of letters rogatory.
Studying case files is a cornerstone in policy evaluation. It informs our understanding of research policy implementation and on-the-job prosecution as well as helping us deal with the more sensitive issues. Together these findings are a source of important information for the annual report and form a solid base for drawing up guidelines on good practice in the field.
2020 Annual report trafficking and smuggling of human beings
In its annual report entitled Behind closed doors Myria hightlights the need to raise awareness on the exploitation of domestic workers, the special attention that needs to be paid to diplomatic domestic staff and the COVID-19 aspect.
Myriadoc 10: Belgium, on the road to the United Kingdom
In this publication, Myria focusses on transit migration, and specifically on transit migrants who want to get to the United Kingdom.
2019 Annual report trafficking and smuggling of human beings
Justice for human trafficking victims has a long way to go. With its annual report, Myria wants to contribute to their empowerment and has put together concrete recommendations for the attention of public authorities.
[Brochure] Family reunification with beneficiaries of international protection in Belgium
This brochure explains the family reunification procedure for beneficiaries of international protection in Belgium. The latest update is from autumn 2019
Socio-demographic profile and socio-economic careers of people granted international protection in Belgium, 2001-2014
What is the socio-demographic profile and the socio-economic careers of people who obtained a status of international protection in Belgium? The Belgian Contactpoint of the European Migration Network (EMN) publishes a study on labour market participation of beneficiaries of international protection. The research was done by the demographic research centre DEMO (UCLouvain) in cooperation with Myria.
2018 Annual report trafficking and smuggling of human beings
Myria, the National independent rapporteur on human trafficking assesses in its latest report the detection, reception and support of child victims of human trafficking. According to the findings of Myria Nigerian minors are a particularly vulnerable group.