Round-table meeting on the follow-up to GRETA’s third evaluation report on Cyprus

5 May 2022 Nicosia, Cyprus

On 5 May 2022, the Anti-Trafficking Division of the Council of Europe organised a round-table meeting to discuss progress made by Cyprus in the implementation of the third report of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), published in June 2020, and the related...

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GRETA issues Guidance Note on addressing the risks of trafficking in human beings related to the war in Ukraine and the ensuing humanitarian crisis

4 May 2022 Strasbourg

With the unprecedented movement of people forced to flee Ukraine since the start of the war, 90% of whom are women and children, NGOs and media have sounded the alarm over suspected cases of human trafficking. Presumed victims have been detected, and investigations are reportedly ongoing. A new...

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Side event “Unconditional support and access to residence on personal grounds is needed to uphold trafficked persons’ rights” on the margins of the 22nd Alliance against Trafficking in Persons Conference

5 April 2022 Online

On the occasion of the 22nd High Level Conference of the Alliance against Trafficking in Persons “Protection: upholding victims’ rights and strengthening assistance” (4-6 April 2022), the Council of Europe Anti-Trafficking Division, La Strada International, LEFÖ IBF and the Platform for...

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GRETA holds its 43rd plenary meeting

28 March-1 April 2022 Strasbourg and online

The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) held its 43rd meeting from 28 March to 1 April 2022 (a combination of physical and online meeting). During the meeting, GRETA adopted final reports on Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal and Norway as part of the...

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GRETA visits North Macedonia as part of the third evaluation round

14-18 March 2022 North Macedonia

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 North Macedonia from 14 to 18 March 2022 as part of the third evaluation round of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. The...

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New report on online and technology-facilitated trafficking in human beings

18 March 2022 Strasbourg

Today, a new report is being released by the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) on online and technology-facilitated trafficking in human beings. The report, produced by Dr Paolo Campana, analyses information collected through questionnaires...

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States must act urgently to protect refugees fleeing Ukraine from human trafficking

17 March 2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has warned of the dangers of people fleeing the armed conflict in Ukraine falling victim to human trafficking and exploitation, amid the fastest-growing refugee flow in Europe since World War Two....

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GRETA visits Greece as part of the second evaluation round

4 March 2022 Greece

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 Greece on 28 February - 4 March 2022 as part of the second evaluation round of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. The visit...

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GRETA publishes its third report on Latvia

21 February 2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s expert group on human trafficking has urged Latvia to take further steps to identify, protect and compensate victims of trafficking, and to ensure that traffickers are convicted. These are among the main proposals for action included in the third evaluation of Latvia’s...

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GRETA publishes its third report on France

18 February 2022 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) calls on the French authorities to take additional steps to facilitate and guarantee access to justice for all trafficking victims and set up a national victim identification and referral...

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