Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings
What is the goal?
► Support Kosovo* in strengthening its institutional capacities to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings;
► Support measures aiming at strengthening criminal justice response to THB, in particular investigation and prosecution, and improving the access of victims to justice and effective remedies.
Who benefits from the Action?
► Ministry of Interior;
► Office of the National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator;
► Directorate against Trafficking in Human Beings, Kosovo Police
► Kosovo Academy for Public Safety;
► Office for Protection and Assistance to Victims;
► Office of the Chief State Prosecutor;
► Kosovo Bar Association;
► Civil society organisations;
► Victims of trafficking and persons in vulnerable situations, in particular, women and children.
What are the activities?
► Assessment by GRETA of the level and quality of the measures taken against trafficking in human beings;
► Training of legal professionals to strengthen the investigation and prosecution of THB cases and the protection of the rights of victims;
► Support to the development of a database of human trafficking case-law to assist legal professionals in their work.
What do we expect to achieve?
► Alignment of legislation and practice with the provisions of the CoE Convention on Actions against Trafficking in Human Beings;
► Srengthened criminal justice responses to trafficking in human beings and improved access to justice of victims of human trafficking.
How much will it cost?
► The total budget of the Action is 450.000 EUR funded by a voluntary contribution of Norway.
How to get more information?
► CoE Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings website : https://www.coe.int/en/web/anti-human-trafficking/greta
► Monica PETROVICI, Senior Project Officer, [email protected], GRETA - Anti-trafficking Division, Council of Europe, Strasbourg ;
► Anila KADIU, Project Officer, [email protected], + 383 38 40 77 50, ext. 112, CoE Office in Pristina;
► Flutura KERNJA-VIDISHIQI, Project Assistant, [email protected], + 383 38 40 77 50, ext.106, CoE Office in Pristina.
* "All reference to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation’s Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo."
The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation. It comprises 46 member states, including all members of the European Union. All Council of Europe member states have signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The European Court of Human Rights oversees the implementation of the Convention in the member states.
The Member States of the European Union have decided to link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.
This leaflet was produced with the financial support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Council of Europe. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of either party.