Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

GRETA evaluation visit to Slovenia

19.12.2012 - A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Slovenia from 10 to 13 December 2012. The visit was organised in the context of the first round of evaluation of the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (2010-2013).

During the evaluation visit, the GRETA delegation met Ms Barbara Brezigar, the State Secretary at the Ministry of the Interior and Mr Sandi Čurin, National Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings. Consultations were held with members of the Interdepartmental Working Group for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, including representatives of the Criminal Police Directorate, the Immigration Police, the Office of the State Prosecutor General and the Specialised State Prosecutor's Office. Further, the GRETA delegation met officials of the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Sport and the Supreme Court of Slovenia. The GRETA delegation also met with representatives of the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman of Slovenia.

Separate meetings were held with representatives of non-governmental organisations active in combating trafficking in human beings.

In the course of the visit, the GRETA delegation visited a shelter for victims of trafficking, and an accommodation facility for asylum seekers.

The evaluation visit was carried out by Mr Davor Derencinovic, Second Vice-President of GRETA, and Ms Alexandra Malangone, member of GRETA, who were accompanied by Mr David Dolidze of the Anti-Trafficking Secretariat.

On the basis of the information gathered during the evaluation visit and the reply from the Slovenian authorities to GRETA’s questionnaire, GRETA will prepare a draft report containing an analysis of the implementation of the Convention by Slovenia and suggestions for further action. This draft report will be transmitted to the Slovenian authorities for comments, which will be taken into account by GRETA when establishing its final report. GRETA’s final report will be made public, together with eventual comments by the Slovenian authorities.