Publication of GRETA's second report on Norway

21/06/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe´s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published today its second evaluation report on Norway. The report examines the impact of legislation, policy on trafficking, and the prosecution of traffickers. Particular attention is paid to measures...

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GRETA’s second evaluation visit to Spain

12/06/2017 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out a visit to Spain from 5 to 9 June 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against...

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GRETA’s first evaluation visit to Estonia

23/05/2017 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out a first evaluation visit to Estonia from 15 to 19 May 2017. The visit was organised in the context of the first round of evaluation of the implementation by Estonia of the...

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GRETA’s second evaluation visit to Sweden

16/05/2017 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 Sweden from 8 to 12 May 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action...

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Round-table meeting in Germany

16/05/2017 Strasbourg

A round-table meeting on the implementation of the recommendations made by GRETA in its first report on Germany took place in Berlin on 9 May 2017. The meeting was co-organised by the Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens,...

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Training on financial investigations into human trafficking cases

04/05/2017 Strasbourg

A training session on financial investigations into human trafficking cases took place in Kyiv on 25-26 April 2017. The training was co-organised by the Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine. It brought together some 50 law enforcement...

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Round-table meeting in Hungary

21/04/2017 Strasbourg

A round-table meeting on the implementation of the recommendations made by GRETA in its first report on Hungary took place in Budapest on 10 April 2017. The meeting was co-organised by the Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe and the Ministry of the Interior of Hungary. It brought...

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GRETA’s second evaluation visit to Slovenia

13/04/2017 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out a second evaluation visit to Slovenia from 10 to 13 April 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to assess developments in the implementation of the Council of Europe...

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Round-table meeting in Italy

12/04/2017 Strasbourg

A round-table meeting on the implementation of the recommendations made by GRETA in its first report on Italy and the urgent procedure report published in January 2017 took place in Rome on 6 April 2017. The meeting was co-organised by the Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe and...

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GRETA holds its 28th meeting

31/03/2017 Strasbourg

The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) held its 28th meeting from 27 to 31 March 2017 in Strasbourg. During this meeting, GRETA adopted final second round reports on Bosnia and Herzegovina, France and Norway, as well as a final first round report on Belarus....

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GRETA’s 6th General Report: European states must do more to protect children from human trafficking and exploitation

30/03/2017 Strasbourg

In its 6th General Report, published today, the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) highlights important gaps in the prevention of trafficking in children and in the identification and protection of child victims of trafficking. The report shows that 4,361...

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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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