Some 35 representatives of Danish government agencies, public bodies and civil society met in Copenhagen on 9 March 2023 to discuss progress made by Denmark in the implementation of the Council of Europe Anti-Trafficking Convention, on the basis of the third evaluation report of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA).
The round-table was organised by the Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe and the Danish Ministry of Justice. It was opened by Mr Niklas V. Johansen, Head of the Organised Crime Division of the Ministry of Justice, and Ms Petya Nestorova, Executive Secretary of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.
Participants focused in particular on victims' access to compensation, improving the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases, the identification of victims of trafficking, and the provision of assistance and protection to them. Co-operation with civil society and engagement with the private sector in combating human trafficking were also discussed.
Denmark is expected to report to the Committee of the Parties on the measures taken to comply with the recommendation issued by it on the basis of GRETA’s report by 4 June 2023.
The event also provided an opportunity to present the new Recommendation CM/Rec(2022)21 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation.
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