Child trafficking: new faces of slavery, in France as well

To mark the 11th European Day against Trafficking in Human Beings, the Council of Europe, in partnership with the City of Strasbourg, the Préfet de la Région Grand Est and the Academy of Strasbourg, organise a public event entitled "Child trafficking: new faces of slavery, in France as well". The...

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Publication of GRETA’s first report on Greece

18/10/2017 Strasbourg

In its first report on Greece, the Council of Europe’s expert group against human trafficking (GRETA) praises positive steps taken by Greek authorities to combat human trafficking, but also highlights a number of shortcomings. GRETA welcomes the adoption of anti-trafficking legislation, the...

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GRETA’s report and recommendations concerning Belarus discussed at a round-table in Minsk

16/10/2017 Strasbourg

A round-table meeting took place on 26 September 2017 in Minsk at the initiative of IPA “Gender Perspectives”/La Strada Belarus, with support from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus and the Commonwealth of Nations (UK), with a view to presenting GRETA’s recently published first report on...

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21st meeting of the Committee of the Parties

The 21st meeting of the Committee of the Parties of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings was held in Strasbourg on 13 October 2017. The Committee adopted recommendations under the second evaluation round of the Convention addressed to the Governments of...

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Round-table meeting in Switzerland

12/10/2017 Strasbourg

On 10 October 2017, the Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Federal Office of Police, organised a round-table meeting in Bern to discuss progress in the implementation of the recommendations made by the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in...

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GRETA’s second evaluation visit to Ukraine

09/10/2017 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out a visit to Ukraine from 2 to 6 October 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against...

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GRETA’s second evaluation visit to Luxembourg

09/10/2017 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out a second evaluation visit to Luxembourg from 2 to 5 October 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to assess developments in the implementation of the Council of Europe...

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Publication of GRETA’s second report on Ireland

20/09/2017 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 Ireland. The report assesses developments since the publication of GRETA’s first evaluation report on Ireland in September 2013 as regards the...

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States must act urgently to protect refugee children from trafficking

28/07/2017 Strasbourg

Ahead of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked on 30 July, the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) raises alarm about the high prevalence of child trafficking in Europe and the particular risks of migrant and refugee children...

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Council of Europe calls on Bosnia and Herzegovina to improve protection of child victims of trafficking

17/07/2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) welcomes the legislative changes that have been made since the publication of its first report on Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2013. The introduction of the criminal...

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GRETA holds its 29th meeting

07/07/2017 Strasbourg

The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) held its 29th meeting from 3 to 7 July 2017 in Strasbourg. During this meeting, GRETA adopted final second round reports on Belgium, Ireland and Poland, as well as a final first round report on Greece. These reports will...

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Publication of GRETA's second report on France

06/07/2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) welcomes the legislative changes that have been made with regard to the criminalisation of trafficking in human beings and strengthening of victims’ rights since its first...

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GRETA publishes its first report on Belarus

03/07/2017 Strasbourg

The Belarusian authorities have taken important steps to develop the legal, policy and institutional framework to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings, but a number of challenges remain to be addressed, according to the first evaluation report published today by the Council of Europe...

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Publication of GRETA's second report on Norway

21/06/2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe´s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published today its second evaluation report on Norway. The report examines the impact of legislation, policy on trafficking, and the prosecution of traffickers. Particular attention is paid to measures...

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GRETA’s second evaluation visit to Spain

12/06/2017 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out a visit to Spain from 5 to 9 June 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against...

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GRETA’s first evaluation visit to Estonia

23/05/2017 Strasbourg

A delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) carried out a first evaluation visit to Estonia from 15 to 19 May 2017. The visit was organised in the context of the first round of evaluation of the implementation by Estonia of the...

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GRETA’s second evaluation visit to Sweden

16/05/2017 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 Sweden from 8 to 12 May 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action...

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Round-table meeting in Germany

16/05/2017 Strasbourg

A round-table meeting on the implementation of the recommendations made by GRETA in its first report on Germany took place in Berlin on 9 May 2017. The meeting was co-organised by the Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens,...

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Training on financial investigations into human trafficking cases

04/05/2017 Strasbourg

A training session on financial investigations into human trafficking cases took place in Kyiv on 25-26 April 2017. The training was co-organised by the Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine. It brought together some 50 law enforcement...

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Round-table meeting in Hungary

21/04/2017 Strasbourg

A round-table meeting on the implementation of the recommendations made by GRETA in its first report on Hungary took place in Budapest on 10 April 2017. The meeting was co-organised by the Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe and the Ministry of the Interior of Hungary. It brought...

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