The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) held its 30th meeting from 20 to 24 November 2017 in Strasbourg.
During this meeting, GRETA adopted final second round reports on Serbia, Slovenia and “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. 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 second round reports on Spain and Sweden, as well as a draft first round report on Estonia. 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.
As part of the meeting, GRETA held a thematic discussion on the issue of online streaming of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. It also held an exchange on disrupting financial flows associated with human trafficking with the Executive Secretary of MONEYVAL, Matthias Kloth. Further, GRETA met Katharine Bryant of the Walk Free Foundation who presented the development of an assessment of government responses to modern slavery as part of the Global Slavery Index.