Action against Trafficking in Human Beings


SEMINAR

COUNCIL OF EUROPE CONVENTION ON ACTION AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS

Moscow, 15-16 November 2006

Press Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
4 Zubovsky boulevard

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

in co-operation with the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

and the
Institute for Law and Public Policy – Moscow

funded by
a voluntary contribution of the Government of Finland

and the John and Catherine Mac Arthur Foundation

PROGRAMME

Wednesday 15 November 2006

9.00 – 9.30 Registration of the participants

9.30 – 10.00 Opening addresses by:

      · Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Ms Marina KORUNOVA, Deputy Director of the Humanitarian Co-operation and Human Rights Department
      · Representative of the Institute for Law and Public Policy: Ms Olga SIDOROVICH, Director of the Institute
      · Representative of the Council of Europe: Ms Daničle LEVY-PUECH, Administrator, Equality Division, Directorate General of Human Rights – DG II.

Theme 1 Prevention of trafficking in human beings

Moderator: Mr Alexey VLASOV, Second Secretary, Humanitarian Co-operation and Human Rights Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

10.00–10.30 Council of Europe expert: Ms Klara SKRIVANKOVA (United Kingdom), Trafficking Officer, Anti-Slavery, London

10.30-11.00 Questions and discussion

11.00-11.15 Coffee break

11.15–11.45 Report on the situation and anti-trafficking measures in the Russian Federation, by Ms Natalya LOPASHENKO, PhD, Director of the Centre for investigating criminality and corruption, Saratov

11.45-12.15 Questions and discussion

12.15-12.45 General discussion on theme 1

12.45–13.30 Lunch break

Theme 2 Measures to protect and promote the rights of victims

Moderator: Mr Alexey VLASOV

13.30-14.00 Council of Europe expert: Ms Gulnara SHAHINIAN (Armenia), member of the State Anti-trafficking Commission, member and Vice-Chair of the former Ad Hoc Committee on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CAHTEH)

14.00-14.30 Questions and discussion

14.30-14.45 Coffee break

14.45–15.15 Report on the situation in law and in practice in the Russian Federation, by Ms Marianna KOCHUBEY, PhD, Ministry of Home Affairs

15.15-15.45 Questions and discussion

15.45-16.15 General discussion on theme 2

Thursday 16 November 2006

Theme 3 Criminal aspects of trafficking in human beings

Moderator: Ms Tatyana SMIRNOVA, Head of the Division for European Co-operation, Humanitarian Co-operation and Human Rights Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

9.30 – 10.00 Council of Europe expert: Ms Carmen PRIOR (Austria), Judge, Ministry of Justice, member of the former Ad Hoc Committee on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CAHTEH).

10.00-10.30 Questions and discussions

10.30–11.00 Responsibility for Trafficking in Human Beings in the Russian criminal law, by Mr Yuri PUDOVOCHKIN, PhD, Professor at the Moscow State University

11.00-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-11.45 Questions and discussion

11.45-12.15 General discussion on theme 3

12.15-12.45 Conclusions of the seminar

12.45–13.00 Closing addresses

      · Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (to be confirmed)
      · Representative of the Institute for Law and Public Policy: Ms Olga SIDOROVICH
      · Representative of the Council of Europe: Ms Daničle LEVY-PUECH