Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) Strasbourg 18 July 2017
The Council of Europe’s expert group against human trafficking (GRETA) has recently published its...
Migrants can contribute to preventing, preparing for and responding to disasters in Europe, says new EUR-OPA/IOM studyEUR-OPA Strasbourg 17 July 2017
The Council of Europe’s EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement and the UN’s International Organisation...
Council of Europe calls on Bosnia and Herzegovina to improve protection of child victims of traffickingGroup of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) Strasbourg 17 July 2017
In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against...
Council of Europe Strasbourg 7 July 2017
Council of Europe children’s rights experts concluded today a three-day visit to Hungary to...
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