European Anti-trafficking Day: Human trafficking will not be tolerated

16 October 2020 Strasbourg

Ahead of the 14th European Anti-Trafficking Day (18 October), the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) calls for full respect for the rights of victims of trafficking in human beings during the restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic....

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GRETA holds it's 38th plenary meeting

5-9 October 2020 Strasbourg

The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) held its 38th meeting from 5-9 October 2020 (a combination of physical and online meeting). During the meeting, GRETA adopted final reports on Albania, Croatia and the Republic of Moldova, as part of the third evaluation...

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GRETA carries out third evaluation of the United Kingdom

06/10/2020 Strasbourg

From 28 September to 5 October 2020, a delegation of the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) held a series of online meetings with stakeholders across the United Kingdom as part of the third evaluation round of the Convention on Action...

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GRETA visits Malta as part of the third evaluation round

02/10/2020 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 Malta from 28 September to 1 October 2020 as part of the third evaluation round of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. The...

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New Compendium of good practices available

18 September 2020 Strasbourg

GRETA has issued a new Compendium of good practices in addressing trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation, based on its country evaluation reports. Trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation has been on the rise and has emerged as the predominant...

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GRETA calls for reinforced support and resources for frontline professionals engaged in combating human trafficking

30 July 2020 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the World Day against trafficking in Persons, the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) joins the Inter-agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (UN-ICAT) in calling for additional support to frontline...

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Call for proposals: Support to civil society organisations’ initiatives to assist and protect victims of trafficking in human beings during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 July 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Anti-Trafficking Division is launching a call for project proposals by civil society organisations to prevent trafficking in human beings and assist and protect victims of trafficking in the specific context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Activities will aim to: Research the...

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GRETA holds its 37th plenary meeting

29 June - 3 July 2020 Strasbourg

The Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) held its 37th meeting from 29 June to 3 July 2020 (a combination of physical and online meeting). During the meeting, GRETA approved draft reports on Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Georgia and the Republic of...

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World Refugee Day: Trafficked people must be protected from dangers back home

19 June 2020 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has issued a Guidance Note on the entitlement of victims of trafficking, and persons at risk of being trafficked, to international protection. The Guidance Note analyses the application of the principles...

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26th meeting of the Committee of the Parties

12/06/2020 Strasbourg

The 26th 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 12 June 2020 (a combination of physical and online meeting). The Committee re-elected Ambassador Corina Călugăru (Republic of Moldova) as...

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GRETA publishes its third evaluation report on Cyprus

11/06/2020 Strasbourg

In its third report on Cyprus, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) analyses trafficking victims’ access to justice and effective remedies and examines progress in the implementation of previous GRETA recommendations. The report...

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GRETA publishes its third evaluation report on Slovak Republic

10/06/2020 Strasbourg

In a new report published today, the Council of Europe expert body on trafficking in human beings (GRETA) acknowledges the progress achieved by the Slovak Republic in taking measures to combat human trafficking, but points out a number of shortcomings, such as the need to improve access to...

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GRETA publishes its third evaluation report on Austria

09/06/2020 Strasbourg

In its third report on Austria, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) analyses trafficking victims’ access to justice and effective remedies and examines progress in the implementation of previous GRETA recommendations. The report...

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GRETA publishes 9th General report on its activities

03/04/2020 Strasbourg

The number of people across Europe identified as being victims of human trafficking rose by almost half between 2015 and 2018, according to the latest annual report from the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA). According to information...

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In time of emergency the rights and safety of trafficking victims must be respected and protected

2 April 2020 Strasbourg

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) draws attention to the particular difficulties experienced by victims of human trafficking, who generally find themselves in a position of great insecurity and...

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GRETA visits Montenegro as part of the third evaluation round

06/03/2020 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 Montenegro from 2 to 5 March 2020 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 visits Romania as part of the third evaluation round

06/03/2020 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 the Romania from 2 to 6 March 2020 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 a combined 1st/2nd round report on Monaco

12/02/2020 Strasbourg

In its first report on Monaco published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) welcomes the initiatives taken by Monaco, but asks the authorities to adopt legislative measures, public policies and practical provisions in line with a...

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GRETA publishes first report on Czech Republic

11/02/2020 Strasbourg

The Czech Republic has taken important steps to combat trafficking in human beings, but improvements are needed through legislative, policy and practical measures, notably in respect of the identification, protection and compensation of victims, as well as the effectiveness of investigations and...

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Round table on action against trafficking in human beings in the digital age

18/12/2019 Strasbourg

On 17 December 2019, the Council of Europe Anti-Trafficking Division organised a round-table meeting on “Stepping up the Council of Europe action against trafficking in human beings in the digital age”. The purpose of the round-table was to share information and proposals on how to make better...

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