About the Committee of the Parties

The Committee of the Parties of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings is composed of the representatives on the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe of the member States Parties to the Convention and representatives of the Parties to the Convention, which are not members of the Council of Europe.

The Committee of the Parties may, on the basis of the report and conclusions of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), make recommendations to a Party concerning the measures to be taken as a follow-up to GRETA’s Report.

The Committee of the Parties elects a Chair and Vice-Chair for a term of office of one year, renewable once. On 30 November 2015, the Committee of the Parties elected Ambassador Ardiana Hobdari (Albania) as its Chair and Ambassador Markus Börlin (Switzerland) as its Vice-Chair.

On 11 June 2008, the Committee of Ministers adopted Resolution CM/Res(2013)28 on rules on the election procedure of the members of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA).