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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GRETA holds its 31st meeting

23/03/2018 Strasbourg

The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) held its 31st meeting from 19 to 23 March 2018 in Strasbourg. GRETA adopted the final second round reports on Spain and Sweden, as well as the final first round report on Estonia. These reports will be sent to the national...

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GRETA second evaluation round visit to San Marino

27/02/2018 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 San Marino on 20-22 February 2018. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on...

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GRETA publishes second report on “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

21/02/2018 Strasbourg

In its new report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking expert group (GRETA) assesses developments in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” since the publication of the first report in June 2014 and outlines areas for further action. GRETA welcomes the evolution of the...

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GRETA publishes second report on Slovenia

15/02/2018 Strasbourg

In its new report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking expert group (GRETA) analyses progress achieved by Slovenia since the publication of its first report in January 2014 and outlines outstanding issues. The legal framework in Slovenia has been further developed, in...

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22nd meeting of the Committee of the Parties

09/02/2018 Strasbourg

The 22nd 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 9 February 2018. The Committee adopted recommendations addressed to the Governments of Belgium, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia and “the former...

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GRETA second evaluation round visit to Italy

05/02/2018 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 Italy from 29 January to 2 February 2018. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe...

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GRETA publishes second report on Serbia

29/01/2018 Strasbourg

In its report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking expert group (GRETA) assesses developments in Serbia since the publication in January 2014 of a first evaluation report on the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human...

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