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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GRETA’s second evaluation round visit to the Netherlands

18/12/2017 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 the Netherlands from 11 to 15 December 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe...

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Publication of GRETA’s second report on Poland

17/11/2017 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking expert group (GRETA) assesses developments since the publication of GRETA’s first evaluation report on Poland in May 2013 on the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human...

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Publication of GRETA’s second report on Belgium

16/11/2017 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 Belgium. The report assesses developments since the publication of GRETA’s first evaluation report on Belgium in September 2013 as regards the...

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Improving international co-operation in tackling transnational trafficking in human beings: regional expert workshop in Sofia

13/11/2017 Strasbourg

On 8-9 November 2017, the Council of Europe organised a regional expert workshop on enhancing international legal co-operation in the fight against trafficking in human beings and the protection of victims’ rights. The aim of the workshop was to promote better co-operation between Parties to the...

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GRETA’s second evaluation round visit to Azerbaijan

31/10/2017 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 Azerbaijan from 23 to 26 October 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to assess progress in the implementation of the Council of Europe...

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11th European Anti-Trafficking day: focus on child trafficking

18/10/2017 Strasbourg

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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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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