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.
2022 Annual report trafficking and smuggling of human beings
Myria, the independent national rapporteur on trafficking in human beings, is publishing its 2022 public and independent annual report in English entitled Bound by debt.
2021 Annual report trafficking and smuggling of human beings
Myria, the Federal Migration Centre and independent national rapporteur on trafficking in human beings, is publishing its 2021 public and independent annual report in English today: Visibly invisible. Aimed at the Government and Parliament, this report provides an impetus and offers support to the relevant stakeholders.
Moving to Belgium as an EU citizen
Myria presents the study 'Moving to Belgium as an EU citizen' to the general public. The study points out a number of shortcomings in the registration formalities of EU citizens in the municipality. It contains recommendations to guarantee the free movement of EU workers, self-employed persons and jobseekers and their families.
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.