GRETA holds its 42nd plenary meeting

22-26 November 2021 Strasbourg / Online

The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) held its 42nd meeting from 22 to 26 November 2021 (a combination of physical and online meeting). During the meeting, GRETA adopted final reports on France and Latvia as part of the third round of evaluation of the...

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Annual meeting of National Anti-trafficking Co-ordinators and Rapporteurs

15-16 November 2021 Strasbourg

National Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinators and Rapporteurs from 60 countries met on 15-16 November 2021 in Strasbourg and online for the largest annual meeting of its kind focused on human trafficking. The event, jointly organised for the fourth year by the Council of Europe and the OSCE, brought...

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GRETA publishes its third report on Malta

10 November 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s expert group on human trafficking (GRETA) has urged Malta to make efforts to guarantee effective access to compensation for victims of trafficking and to take measures to ensure that human trafficking cases are investigated proactively and lead to effective, proportionate,...

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Round-table meeting on the Czech Republic’s progress in implementing GRETA’s first report

8 November 2021 Prague, Czech Republic

On 8 November 2021, the Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe organised a round-table meeting in Prague to discuss progress made in the implementation of the first report of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) on the Czech Republic and the...

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GRETA carries out third evaluation visit to Luxembourg

25-28 October 2021 Luxembourg

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 Luxembourg from 25 to 28 October 2021 as part of the third evaluation round of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. The focus...

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GRETA carries out a third evaluation visit to Belgium

25-29 October 2021 Belgium

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 Belgium from 25 to 29 October 2021 as part of the third evaluation round of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. The focus of...

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GRETA publishes its third report on the United Kingdom

20 October 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s expert group on human trafficking has urged the United Kingdom to take further steps to improve the identification of trafficking victims, to make sure victims receive legal and psychological assistance and to ensure that more traffickers are convicted. These are among the...

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European Anti-Trafficking Day: Put victims’ rights first when tackling online and technology-facilitated trafficking

18 October 2021 Europe

On European Anti-Trafficking Day (18 October), the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) calls on governments to counter technology-assisted human trafficking and to consider the best interests of victims when designing and using technological...

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GRETA carries out a two-day visit to Latvia as part of the third evaluation round

11-12 October 2021 Latvia

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 Latvia on 11-12 October 2021 as part of the third evaluation round of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. In order to prepare...

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GRETA publishes its second report on Kosovo*

11 October 2021 Strasbourg

In the second evaluation report on Kosovo* published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking group GRETA acknowledges progress made in certain areas and calls on the authorities to further strengthen their anti-trafficking efforts, particularly with regard to the identification of and...

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