The Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group (ATMG) was established in May 2009 to coincide with the entry into force of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings in the UK. Together the Group monitors the British Government’s implementation of the Convention and the EU Trafficking Directive (2011/36/EU) and examines all types of trafficking, including internal trafficking and the trafficking of British nationals.
The Group operates according to a human rights based approach to protect the well-being and best interests of trafficked persons. The Group comprises twelve leading UK-based anti-trafficking organisations: AFRUCA, Amnesty International UK, Anti-Slavery International, Bawso, ECPAT UK, Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX), Helen Bamber Foundation, Kalayaan, Law Centre (NI), POPPY project, the TARA service and UNICEF UK. We also work closely with the Human Trafficking Foundation.