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How to uncover labour trafficking and exploitation? The route to a successful investigation

Published in 2020
Anniina Jokinen

The policy brief focuses on what challenges law enforcement faces when investigating labour exploitation offences and provides solutions to address the existing gaps. Set of key recommendations includes such steps as enhancing multidisciplinary cooperation and developing adequate structures to support such cooperation, establishing specialised trafficking units within the police and implementing targeted, multi-agency inspections in risk sectors. Overall, it is of utmost importance for authorities to ensure a victim-centered and victim sensitive approach in their work.