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06 Dec 2019
On 2 December 2019, the Council of Europe and the Czech Judicial Academy delivered a training to launch the e-learning of combating trafficking in human beings, developed under the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme of...
04 Dec 2019
According to Kosovo Police sources, 34 operational plans have been conducted from the beginning of the year until September 2019, with the investigation of 114 premises, which resulted in shutting down 43 of them. Until now, the authorities have...
11 Nov 2019
As part of the anti-trafficking awareness raising campaign, Kosovo Police and Terre des hommes Kosovo, held a roundtable with the aim of strengthening the inter-institutional cooperation, including the religious communities. The discussion, had in...
08 Nov 2019
Child-related extract from the assessment the situation of trafficking in persons, especially women and children, and identify the progress made and remaining challenges in combating this human rights violation by Maria Grazia: Children,...
05 Nov 2019
The number of human trafficking cases is continuously growing in the EU. Recently the case of the Romanian fifteen-year-old Alexandra Macesanu went around the international press. She was attacked and kidnapped in last summer and although she had...
24 Oct 2019
National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators and Rapporteurs from 42 countries across the Council and Europe and OSCE region, met on 22–23 October 2019, to discuss, among other things, the protection of child victims. Valiant Richey, OSCE Special...
18 Oct 2019
Today is the day of the European Anti-trafficking Day (18 October), a campaign launched in 2005 by the Council of Europe to raise awareness of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings. Marija Pejčinović Burić, the Secretary-...
27 Sep 2019
According to the latest report of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), Hungarian authorities must increase efforts to prevent child trafficking. The report calls on Hungary to sensitize and...
26 Sep 2019
According to the ILO, some 40 million people are victims of slavery (70% of whom are women): 25 million people in forced labour, and 15 million in forced marriage. Recently, 165 suspected victims of slavery from Bulgaria were discovered working for...
18 Sep 2019
Focus News Agency reported that the Bulgarian Parliament has recently adopted amendments to the Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Act. The requisite to adopt the amendments derived from the need to act in accordance with international legal...

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