Anti-trafficking legislation in Belgium

Procedure for victims of human trafficking and multidisciplinary cooperation

Circular letter of September 26, 2008 on the establishment of a multi-disciplinary coordination unit for the protection of victims of human trafficking FR NL

Law of September 15, 2006 intoducing amendaments to reinforce the fight against human trafficking FR NL

Law of August 10, 2005, introducing the criminalization of trafficking in human beings in the Penal Code and amending section 77bis of the Aliens Act of 1980 turning it into the law of reference on trafficking in human beings FR NLĀ 

Royal Decree of June 9, 1999 implementing the law of 30 April 1999 on the occupation of foreign workers FR NL

Guidelines of January 13, 1997 NL

Law of April 10, 1995 introducing provisions against trafficking in human beings, and modified by the law of August 10, 2005

Circular letters from the Board of Attorney Generals

COL 12/99 concerning the investigation and prosecution policy regarding trafficking in human beings and child pornography NL

COL 10/2004 on improving cooperation and coherence in anti-trafficking criminal investigation and policy NL

COL 14/2006 Ministerial Directive of 14 December 2006 on the investigation and prosecution policy regarding human trafficking NL

EU and international law against human trafficking

Directive 2014/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the conditions of entry and stay of third-country nationals for the purpose of employment as seasonal workers text

Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime text

Directive 2011/36 / EU of 05/04/2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims text

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography text

EU Council Directive 2004/81/EC of 29 April 2004 on the residence permit issued to third-country nationals who are victims of trafficking in human beings or who have been the subject of an action to facilitate illegal immigration, who cooperate with the competent authorities text

Council Directive 2004/80/EC of 29 April 2004 relating to compensation to crime victims text

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, United Nations, 2003 text

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Council of Europe, 1950 text

ILO Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour, 1930 text