TRAFFICKING IN CHILDREN – THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION BETWEEN JUDICIAL AND POLICE AUTHORITIES
The paper focused on the framework definition of the term child trafficking in the international and national context. Special attention was paid to the legislative framework regulating the international cooperation of judicial and police authorities in preventing, detecting and clarifying child trafficking, with an emphasis on cooperation within the European Union. The issue in question is topical and represents a challenge for all affected states. It is impossible to achieve at least a partial elimination of it without effective international cooperation. In the preparation of the paper, scientific methods were used, in particular – legal comparison, historical analysis, content analysis of websites, functional analysis of legal acts. In the post, we briefly present the specific possibilities of judicial and police cooperation in criminal matters, primarily in the member states of the European Union.
Keywords: Trafficking in human beings, trafficking in children, organised crime, judicial cooperation, police cooperation