GRETA’s second evaluation round visit to Switzerland

12/11/2018 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Switzerland from 5 to 9 November 2018. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention...

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Committee of the Parties elects seven GRETA members

09/11/2018 Strasbourg

At its 23rd meeting (9 November 2018), the Committee of the Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings elected the following seven members of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA): Mr Francesco Curcio (Italian) –...

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GRETA publishes second report on Luxembourg

06/11/2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has published today its second evaluation report on Luxembourg as regards the implementation of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. The report assesses developments since the...

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Round-table meeting in Belarus

17/10/2018 Strasbourg

On 16 October 2018, the Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Department for Combatting Trafficking in Human of the Ministry of the Interior of Belarus, organised a round-table meeting in Minsk to discuss progress in the implementation of the recommendations...

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GRETA publishes second report on the Netherlands

19/10/2018 Strasbourg

The Netherlands has continued to make progress in the area of combating trafficking in human beings, says the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) in a report published today, whilst calling on the Dutch authorities to take further action in...

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GRETA’s second evaluation round visit to Hungary

15/10/2018 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Hungary from 8 to 12 October 2018. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on...

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GRETA carries out first evaluation visit to Turkey

15/10/2018 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Turkey from 5 to 12 October 2018. The visit was organised in the context of the first round of evaluation of the implementation by Turkey of the...

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Fifth World Day against Trafficking in Persons

30/07/2018 Strasbourg

This year, the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT), of which the Council of Europe is a partner, decided to focus in particular on trafficking in children, who represent 28 per cent of the total victims of trafficking identified worldwide (20 per cent girls and 8...

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GRETA holds its 32nd meeting

13/07/2018 Strasbourg

The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) held its 32nd meeting from 9 to 13 July 2018 in Strasbourg. GRETA adopted final second round reports on Azerbaijan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Ukraine. These reports will be sent to the national authorities concerned...

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GRETA's second evaluation round visit to Lithuania

03/07/2018 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Lithuania on 25-29 June 2018. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action...

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GRETA publishes second report on Spain

20/06/2018 Strasbourg

Spain has made progress in developing the legislative, institutional and policy framework against trafficking in human beings. However, improvements are needed in a number of areas, in particular more efforts are required to tackle trafficking for labour exploitation, says the Council of Europe's...

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GRETA's second evaluation visit to Finland

18/06/2018 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Finland from 10 to 15 June 2018. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on...

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GRETA's second evaluation visit to Andorra

18/06/2018 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Andorra from 13 to 15 June 2018. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on...

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Publication of GRETA's first report on Estonia

12/06/2018 Strasbourg

In its first report on Estonia, published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) welcomes the measures taken by Estonia in terms of legislation, training and awareness-raising, and calls on the authorities to improve victim...

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GRETA's second evaluation round visit to Germany

11/06/2018 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Germany from 4 to 8 June 2018. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action...

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Publication of GRETA's second report on Sweden

08/06/2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s expert group against human trafficking (GRETA) publishes today its second evaluation report on Sweden. The report assesses developments since the publication of GRETA’s first evaluation report on Sweden in May 2014 as regards the implementation of the Council of Europe’s...

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Meeting of National Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinators and Rapporteurs

25/05/2018 Strasbourg

A meeting of National Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinators and Rapporteurs, co-organised by the Council of Europe and the Office of the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, took place in Strasbourg on 23 May 2018. The meeting gathered some 60...

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Hungary must better identify victims of human trafficking among migrants and asylum seekers – including children, says expert group

27/04/2018 Strasbourg

The ability to detect potential victims of human trafficking among migrants and asylum seekers in Hungary has worsened, according to a new report published today, along with the Hungarian government’s reply, by the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings...

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GRETA carries out its second evaluation visit to Iceland

20/04/2018 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out an evaluation visit to Iceland from 17 to 20 April 2018. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on...

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European anti-trafficking experts raise the alarm over labour exploitation

03/04/2018 Strasbourg

Trafficking for labour exploitation is on the rise across Europe. In several countries, it has overtaken sexual exploitation as the main form of human trafficking. Official figures underestimate the true scale of the problem and there have been few successful prosecutions and convictions. These...

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