Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

GRETA participates in two side events during the UN Human Rights Council session

Strasbourg, 16 June 2014 - The President of GRETA, Nicolas Le Coz, spoke at two side events on combating trafficking in human beings during the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

The first side event, on 12 June 2014, was organised by Austria, the Republic of Moldova and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. It was entitled “Fighting trafficking in human beings: fostering partnerships and co-ordination – good practices” and aimed at promoting the implementation of international legally binding instruments, such as the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. Other speakers included Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children, Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, Austrian National Coordinator on combating human trafficking, Ana Revenco, Director of the Moldovan Centre for combating trafficking in persons, and Irena Fercik Konečná of La Strada International.

The second side event took place on 13 June 2014. It was organised by the Moroccan Interministerial Delegation for Human Rights and the Kingdom of Morocco and was entitled “Combatting Human Trafficking: Comparative Experiences and Best Practices”. The purpose of this side event was in particular to share views on how to fight better trafficking on the basis of international standards, such as the Council of Europe Anti-trafficking Convention, and by drawing inspiration from national good practices.