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Union of Bar Associations in Ankara raises capacity on prevention of labour exploitation

Ankara 8-9 June 2022
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Union of Bar Associations in Ankara raises capacity on prevention of labour exploitation

Labour exploitation in Tükiye was the focus of the capacity building activity which took place in Ankara on 8-9 June 2022 with the participation of 22 lawyers of the Union of Bar Associations (UTBA). The training was organised under the joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Strengthening the human rights protection of migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey"

Mr Rıfat Sagut, Prosecutor of the Court of Cassation of Türkiye, presented the national legal framework on the fight against labour exploitation to the participants.

During his address Mr Ömer Uğur Özoğul, migration specialist of the Presidency of Migration Management, described the role of related institutions in the fight against labour exploitation in Türkiye.

In addition, Mr Onur Batuman, Deputy President of the Presidency of Guidance and Inspection under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, delivered a comprehensive presentation on the identification and referral of victims of labour exploitation in Türkiye, while Ms Nafiye Korkut, expert of the Ministry of Family and Social Services, provided an in-depth state of play on the services and protection provided to children who are victims of labour exploitation.

Sessions were delivered by eminent representatives from five different institutions and the Union of Bar Associations expressed appreciation for having organised such training.

This training was organised within the framework of the action “Strengthening the human rights protection of migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey”, part of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019 - 2022”.