Czech Republic becomes 47th party to the Anti-Trafficking Convention

29/03/2017 Strasbourg

On 29 March 2017 the Czech Republic ratified the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. The Convention will enter into force as regards the Czech Republic on 1 July 2017. The Convention has now been ratified by 46 Council of Europe member States: Albania, Andorra, Armenia,...

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Trafficking in human beings: Latvia should improve the identification, protection and compensation of victims

23/03/2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) notes that Latvia has strengthened its legislation, but asks the authorities to improve the identification, protection and compensation of victims of trafficking. GRETA...

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Combatting human trafficking: Armenia has made good progress, but more effort needed to prevent the crime and help victims

20/03/2017 Strasbourg

Armenia has advanced in the legislation and practices for preventing and combatting trafficking in human beings, said the Council of Europe Group of experts on action against trafficking in human beings (GRETA), in its new report published today. However, more needs to be done to prevent...

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Portugal should improve the identification and protection of child victims of trafficking in human beings, says Council of Europe's expert body

17/03/2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) urges the Portuguese authorities to improve the identification and protection of child victims of trafficking. GRETA’s second report on Portugal’s implementation of the...

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GRETA’s second evaluation visit to Serbia

13/03/2017 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Serbia from 6 to 10 March 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to assess developments in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on...

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Malta urged to improve assistance of victims of human trafficking

16/03/2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has urged Malta to step up efforts to provide assistance, including safe accommodation, to victims of human trafficking. The report assesses developments since the...

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20th meeting of the Committee of the Parties

10/03/2017 Strasbourg

The 20th meeting of the Committee of the Parties of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings was held in Strasbourg on 10 March 2017. The Committee elected Ambassador Christopher Yvon (United Kingdom) as Chair and Ambassador Corina Călugăru (Republic of...

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GRETA's second evaluation visit to "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

28 February 2017 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” from 20 to 23 February 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of...

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GRETA publishes an urgent procedure report on Italy

30/01/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Group of experts against human trafficking (GRETA) has published today a report on the implementation of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Italy. The report assesses the specific situation of forced returns of victims of trafficking from Italy...

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GRETA's second evaluation visit to Belgium

20/12/2016 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Belgium from 12 to 16 December 2016. The visit provided an opportunity to assess developments in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention...

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GRETA’s second evaluation visit to Ireland

12/12/2016 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Ireland from 5 to 9 December 2016. The visit provided an opportunity to assess developments in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention...

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GRETA's 27th meeting

02/12/2016 Strasbourg

The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) held its 27th meeting from 28 November to 2 December 2016 at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. In the context of the second round of evaluation of the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against...

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Improving access to justice for trafficked persons: launch of an anti-human trafficking lawyers’ network

25/11/2017 Strasbourg

On 22-23 November 2016, the Council of Europe Anti-Trafficking Division, together with the Netherlands Helsinki Committee, organised a meeting of lawyers and NGOs providing legal assistance to victims of trafficking in human beings. The meeting brought together some 50 legal professionals from 26...

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GRETA’s second evaluation round visit to Poland

23/11/2016 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Poland from 14 to 18 November 2016. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on...

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Conference on the Anti-trafficking Convention in Ankara

14/11/2016 Strasbourg

A conference on the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings took place on 8-9 November 2016 in Ankara, Turkey. The conference, which was co-organised by the Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe and the Directorate General of Migration Management of...

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Engaging businesses in combating trafficking in human beings for labour exploitation in Poland

19/10/2016

On 13 October 2016, the Council of Europe and the Ministry of the Interior and Administration of Poland organised a seminar in Warsaw entitled “Engaging businesses in combating trafficking in human beings for labour exploitation”. The seminar was the concluding event of the project “Improving...

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10th European Anti-Trafficking Day, 18 October - Publication of Compendium of Good Practices to Fight Human Trafficking

18/10/2016 Strasbourg

To mark the 10th European Anti-Trafficking Day, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has today published a new guidebook for national authorities based on examples of good practice from across the continent. “Human trafficking is a...

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UK urged to improve protection of child victims of human trafficking

07/10/2016 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has urged the United Kingdom to improve the identification and protection of child victims of trafficking, expressing particular concern about children going missing from...

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Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking body GRETA calls on Romania to intensify efforts to prevent trafficking in children

30/09/2016 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) calls on Romania to step up its efforts to prevent trafficking in children and to improve the identification and assistance to child victims. The report assesses...

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Publication of GRETA’s second report on Montenegro

28/09/2016 Strasbourg

Since 2012, Montenegro has made progress in combatting human trafficking in a number of areas, but improvements are needed in helping victims, facilitating their access to compensation, and bringing offenders to justice, said the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking...

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