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Spanish fireman faces 20 years in prison for rescuing migrants at sea [ 25-03-2019 ]

Italian authorities have accused Miguel Roldán of aiding human traffickers after he helped save thousands of people from drowning in the...

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GRETA publishes second report on Iceland [ 15-03-2019 ]

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has published today its second evaluation report on Iceland. The report...

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Nearly Half of Recent Spain Migrant Arrivals Report Exploitation or Abuse [ 12-03-2019 ]

According to an International Organization for Migration (IOM) flow monitoring survey of over 1,300 migrants and refugees in Spain last year, nearly half (48%) of those...

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Criminal investigation against Spanish human rights activist Helena Maleno closed [ 11-03-2019 ]

The Moroccan criminal investigation into alleged human trafficking by Spanish human rights activist Helena Maleno has been closed. The Tangiers Court of Appeal last week...

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Germany will not be sending any more ships to take part in the anti-people smuggling operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea [ 23-01-2019 ]

Germany is suspending participation in Operation Sophia, the EU naval mission targeting human trafficking in the Mediterranean. The decision reportedly relates to Italy's...

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Council approves a set of measures to fight smuggling networks [ 06-12-2018 ]

The Council approved a comprehensive and operational set of measures with a law enforcement focus to step up the fight against migrant smuggling networks. These measures...

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Dialogues for a better international cooperation in the fight against human trafficking and migrant smuggling [ 15-11-2018 ]

    Next Thursday, November 15, the CIMCETT group organizes, in the Aula Europa of Barcelona, ​​an international conference focused on inter-institutional cooperation...

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Tthe states parties aproved the creation of a mechanism for the review of the implementation of the trafficking and smuggling protocols [ 19-10-2018 ]

Finally, at the 9th session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Organized Crime Convention celebrated last October, the states parties aproved a Review Mechanism...

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Vienna Migration Conference (VMC) Side Event on EU Anti-Trafficking Day 2018 [ 18-10-2018 ]

Today a conference on "Regional Cooperation to Combat Human Trafficking – Lessons Learnt from South-Eastern Europe" takes place in Vienna. The event will present examples...

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The 9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention against Organized Crime begins [ 15-10-2018 ]

From October 15th to 19th of this year, the ninth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention against Organized Crime takes place in Vienna. In its...

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2018 Key activities and achievements of ICAT. An overview [ 02-05-2018 ]

The inter-agency coordination group of the United Nations against trafficking in persons, ICAT, which includes 23 international organizations, has published, on the occasion...

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8th Annual International Symposium on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling [ 17-04-2018 ]

On Tuesday 17th April 2018, the 8th Annual International Symposium on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling will take place in Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre (Brussels)....

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Commission registers the European Citizens' Initiative 'We are a welcoming Europe, let us help!' [ 19-02-2018 ]

The European Commission has today decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled 'We are a welcoming Europe, let us help!' which states: "Governments are...

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3rd Odysseus Network Annual Conference [ 01-02-2018 ]

The Odysseus Network organises its 3rd Annual Conference on “Conflict and Compromises between Law and Politics in EU Migration and Asylum Policies”, bringing together...

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5th INTERPOL Global Conference on Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants [ 06-12-2017 ]

6-7 December - Doha, Qatar The annual INTERPOL meeting which will take place in doha, Qatar, brings together law enforcement agencies, international organizations, NGOs and...

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ERA: international seminar on migrant smuggling in Europe [ 30-11-2017 ]

At the end of November, the ERA (Academy of European Law) organizes a monographic seminar on migrant smuggling in Europe with the participation of the main government...

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GRETA published its first report on Greece [ 18-10-2017 ]

The Council of Europe Expert Group on Trafficking in Persons, GRETA, has issued its first report on combating trafficking in persons in Greece, accompanied by an annex...

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Second meeting CIMCETT [ 17-10-2017 ]

The CIMCETT research team held its second working meeting at the Law Faculty of the UAB.  The meeting addressed issues related with the monitoring of the project, the...

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Conference AEPDIRI 2017 [ 21-09-2017 ]

Several members of CIMCETT participated in the AEPDIRI 2017 Conference on "Rethinking the European Union: Governance, Security, the Internal Market and Citizenship" and...

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Celebration of the fourth session of the Working Group on the Smuggling of Migrants, UNODC [ 11-09-2017 ]

he fourth meeting of the working group on smuggling of migrants was held at the Vienna International Center, Austria, on 11-13 September.The main issues were the preparation...

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Report of the Secretary_General on the Smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya [ 07-09-2017 ]

On September 7, the Secretary General presented a report to the Security Council devoted exclusively to the topic of the smuggling of migrants and human trafficking in the...

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Work at the refugee camp in Skaramagas (Athens) [ 28-08-2017 ]

Dr. Cristina Blasi is working for two weeks in the Skaramagas refugee camp (Athens) as part of the field research of our...

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UNHCR published a supplementary appeal for the 2017 regional refugee and migrant response plan for Europe [ 17-07-2017 ]

This Supplementary Appeal is aimed at scaling-up existing activities or implementing new ones toprovide effective ways and means to protect refugees and asylum-seekers along...

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First CIMCETT working seminar [ 31-03-2017 ]

The CIMCETT team held a monothematic seminar on the role of the Red Cross in the recognition (detection) of victims of trafficking in the refugee crisis, by Dr. Bárbara...

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Meeting of the CIMCETT group with the NGO "Open Arms" [ 16-03-2017 ]

Members of the CIMCETT team meet at Barcelona's RC Marítim with representatives of the NGO "Open Arms" within the framework of the legal advisory collaboration that the...

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First CIMCETT team meeting [ 24-01-2017 ]

Following the granting of the R+D of the project "La cooperación internacional como medio imprescindible para combatir el tráfico y la trata de personas", the research team...

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