The european directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and the victim-centric treatment of this criminal phenomenon

@article{Estiarte2012TheED,
  title={The european directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and the victim-centric treatment of this criminal phenomenon},
  author={Carolina Villacampa Estiarte},
  journal={European Criminal Law Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={2},
  pages={291-317}
}
With the adoption of Directive 2011/36/EU on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, the European Union seems to have adopted a victimcentric focus to combat this phenomenon. This new form of treatment contrasts with what was traditionally upheld by the Union. This contribution will analyse both the essential elements of a victim-centric approach to human trafficking, as well as the essential contents of the new Directive 

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