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Letters of Appeal, February – March 2014

Monday 31 March 2014

These letters were sent further to a meeting of the Collective (February 27, 2014) at the headquarters of the Secours Catholique during which the Collective approved the minutes of its meeting with the Minister of Women’s Rights, Mme Najat Vallaud-Belkacem on February 3, 2014.
During this meeting with Mme Vallaud-Belkacem, the associations of the Collective emphasised in particular the following points:
• Although prescribed by the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings, the victim’s right to a recovery and reflection period is often neglected. The Collective asked that this reflection period, which stands currently at 30 days, be extended to three months.
• It is imperative that victims benefit from their rights (the right to shelter, to health, to financial aid etc) without inordinate delay.
• The question of minors, particularly in certain age brackets (the under-13s and those between 16 and 18) and young adult victims of trafficking who are at risk of being trafficked.
• The question of resources attained through funds dedicated to victims of trafficking.

The following texts are available in French only:

PDF - 319 kb
Summary of February 3 Meeting with Mme Vallaud-Belkacem
PDF - 255.5 kb
Prime Minister Ayrault’s Response
PDF - 523.5 kb
Letter to Mme Vallaud-Belkacem
PDF - 661.1 kb
Letter to M Ayrault

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