The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) held its 34th meeting from 18 to 22 March 2019 in Strasbourg.
GRETA elected a new Bureau for the next two year period. Davor Derenčinović, who is Professor of Criminal Law and Head of the Criminal Law Department at University of Zagreb, Croatia, was elected as GRETA’s President. Ryszard Piotrowicz, Professor of Law at Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom, was elected as GRETA’s First Vice-President. Helga Gayer, Deputy Head of the analysis unit dealing with trafficking in human beings at the German Federal Criminal Police, was elected as GRETA’s Second Vice-President.
During the meeting, GRETA adopted final second round reports on Andorra, Finland, Germany and Lithuania. These reports will be sent to the authorities concerned and will subsequently be made public, together with eventual final comments received from the authorities.
GRETA also approved draft second round reports on Hungary and Switzerland, as well as a draft first round report on Turkey and a draft combined first and second round report on Liechtenstein. 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 draft reports remain confidential until their final adoption.
In the context of the meeting, GRETA held an exchange of views with Ambassador Tomáš Boček, Special Representative of the Council of Europe Secretary General on Migration and Refugees.