Action against Trafficking in Human Beings


Seminar

Non legislative measures to prevent trafficking in human beings
and strengthen the protection of victims
in Montenegro

Igalo, 26-28 April 2006

organised by the
Equality Division – Directorate General of Human Rights – DG II
Council of Europe

in co-operation with the
Office of the National Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings – Government of the Republic of Montenegro

and the
Council of Europe – Podgorica Office

funded by a voluntary contribution of the Government of Italy

Programme

Wednesday 26 April 2006

9.00 – 9.30 Registration of the participants

9.30 – 10.00 Opening addresses by:

      · Representative of Montenegro: Mr. Bojan OBRENOVIĆ, National Co-ordinator for Fight Against Trafficking in Human Beings
      · Representative of the Council of Europe: Ms Daniθle LEVY-PUECH, Administrator, Equality Division, Directorate General of Human Rights – DG II

Introduction to the seminar

10.00 – 10.30 General presentation of the situation in Montenegro regarding trafficking in human beings

      Speaker: Mr. Bojan OBRENOVIĆ, National Co-ordinator

10.30 – 10.45 Questions – discussion

Theme 1 Prevention of trafficking in human beings

10.45 – 11.15 Keynote speaker: Mr Nikhil ROY (United Kingdom), Team Manager, Anti-Slavery International – “Guidelines and examples of good practice to prevent trafficking in human beings”

11.15 – 11.45 Questions – discussion

11.45 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 12.30 Criminal-legal aspects of trafficking in human beings with special focus on the implementation of the new criminal legislation; presentation of the manual for training of judges and prosecutors in the fight against trafficking in human beings, by Milan KRSMANOVIĆ, Ministry of Justice

12.30 – 13.00 Questions – discussion

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 – 15.15 The role of the Special team of the Ministry of Interior in fight against Trafficking in Human Beings, by:

      · Mr. Rajko MALOVIĆ, Special Ministry of Interior Team
      · Mr Goran BOŚKOVIĆ, Border Police

15.15 – 15.45 Questions – discussion

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 16.30 The role of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in preventing trafficking in human beings, by Ms Snežana MIJUŠKOVIĆ, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare

16.30 – 17.00 Questions – discussion

17.00 – 17.30 General discussion on theme 1

Thursday, 27 April 2006

Theme 2 Strengthening of the protection of victims of trafficking in human beings

9.30 – 10.00 Keynote speaker: Ms Athanassia SYKIOTOU (Greece), Advocate to the Councils, Lecturer in Criminology at Democretus University of Thrace, former member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CAHTEH) – “Guidelines and examples of good practice to strengthen the protection of victims of trafficking in human beings”

10.00 – 10.30 Questions and discussion

10.30 – 11.00 The role of the Ministry of Health and Social Work Centres in the protection of victims

      · Ms. Slobodanka KRIVOKAPIĆ, Ministry of Health
      · Ms. Dijana POPOVIĆ GAVRANOVIĆ, Social Work Centre

11.00 – 11.30 Questions – discussion

11.30 – 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 – 12.15 Verica MIROVIĆ, Safe Women House

12.15 – 12.45 Questions – discussion

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 14.45 SOS lines for anti-trafficking: prevention, counselling, information;
Victims shelter: forms of help, work methods, practice examples
Speaker: Ms. Aida PETROVIĆ, Montenegrin Women Lobby

14.45 – 15.15 Questions – discussion

15.15 – 15.45 General discussion on theme 2

15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00. – 17.30 Working groups

      · Working group 1: Prevention of trafficking in human beings, chaired by Nikhil ROY and a national expert;
      · Working group 2: Protection of victims, chaired by Athanassia SYKIOTOU and a national expert

Friday, 28 April 2006

9.30 – 11.00 Presentation of the conclusions/recommendations of the working groups in plenary session, discussion and adoption

11.00 – 11.30 Closing addresses

      · National Coordinator for Fight Against Trafficking in Human Beings, Mr. Bojan OBRENOVIĆ
      · Representative of the Council of Europe: Ms Daniθle LEVY-PUECH

11.30-12.00 Farewell coffee, followed by lunch for those still present