Candidates for the forthcoming election of GRETA members

 

By the deadline of 9 September 2018, 17 States Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings have proposed the following candidates for the election of GRETA members, which will take place on 9 November 2018.

What we do


The Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 3 May 2005, following a series of other initiatives by the Council of Europe in the field of combating trafficking in human beings. The Convention entered into force on 1 February 2008, following its 10th ratification. While building on existing international instruments, the Convention goes beyond the minimum standards agreed upon in them and strengthens the protection afforded to victims.

The Convention has a comprehensive scope of application, encompassing all forms of trafficking (whether national or transnational, linked or not linked to organised crime) and taking in all persons who are victims of trafficking (women, men or children). The forms of exploitation covered by the Convention are, at a minimum, sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude and the removal of organs.

The main added value of the Convention is its human rights perspective and focus on victim protection. Its Preamble defines trafficking in human beings as a violation of human rights and an offence to the dignity and integrity of the human being.

 

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 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings


The conference “Ten years of implementation of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings: impact and challenges ahead”, organised during the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, was held on 22 May 2018 at the Palais de l’Europe in Strasbourg, France.

The conference brought together some 180 participants, including national anti-trafficking co-ordinators and rapporteurs, civil society representatives, survivors of human trafficking, representatives of international organisations, academia and business.

 


Practical impact of GRETA's monitoring work

Conference Programme

Background Paper