The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) held its 38th meeting from 5-9 October 2020 (a combination of physical and online meeting).
During the meeting, GRETA adopted final reports on Albania, Croatia and the Republic of Moldova, as part of the third evaluation round of the Convention. These reports will be sent to the authorities concerned and will subsequently be made public, together with eventual final comments by the authorities.
GRETA also approved draft third-round reports on Montenegro and Romania. GRETA decided to transmit these draft reports to the national authorities concerned and to ask them to submit their comments within two months. The comments will be taken into account when GRETA draws up its final evaluation reports. GRETA’s draft reports remain confidential until their final adoption.
Further, GRETA examined a draft guidance note on combating trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation.
In light of the sanitary and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, GRETA reexamined its timetable of evaluation visits.
The next (39th) GRETA meeting will take place in Strasbourg on 18-20 November 2020.