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.
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.
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.
Priority to the best interests of the child: checklist
Myria presents the list below as a tool to better enable decision-makers and practitioners to consider the best interests of the child, and jurisdictions to better identify and take action against any possible shortcomings.
2017 Annual Report trafficking and smuggling of human beings: Online_
In its latest report on Human Trafficking and Smuggling Myria focuses on the role of the internet and social media in trafficking and smuggling, but also on combating trafficking and smuggling human beings.
Multilingual brochure for victims of human trafficking
This multilingual brochure aims to make suspected victims of human trafficking aware of their situation in a simple vocabulary. It encourages victims to contact PAG-ASA, Payoke or Sürya, the specialized reception centers.
Parallel report for the Committee on the Rights of the Child
Parallel report by the Combat Poverty, Insecurity and Social Exclusion Service, Myria and Unia, on the fifth and sixth periodic reports submitted by Belgium pursuant to article 44 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child