Details of Treaty No.197

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
Title Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
Reference CETS No.197
Opening of the treaty Warsaw, 16/05/2005  - Treaty open for signature by the member States, the non-member States which have participated in its elaboration and by the European Union, and for accession by other non-member States
Entry into Force 01/02/2008  - 10 Ratifications including 8 Member States.
Summary

The Convention is a comprehensive treaty mainly focused on the protection of victims of trafficking and the safeguard of their rights. It also aims at preventing trafficking as well as prosecuting traffickers.

The Convention applies to all forms of trafficking; whether national or transnational, whether or not related to organised crime and whoever the victim, women, men or children and whatever the form of exploitation, sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, etc.

The Convention provides for the setting up of an independent monitoring mechanism ("GRETA") guaranteeing Parties’ compliance with its provisions.


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