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GRETA publishes annual report [ 28-05-2019 ]

In its latest annual report, published today, GRETA sets out a series of legal requirements included in the Council of Europe’s anti-trafficking convention, including...

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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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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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GRETA publishes its follow-up report on Spain [ 20-06-2018 ]

Spain. Report 2018On June 20th, GRETA published the report approved at the 30th meeting of GRETA November 2017 on the second round of evaluation of Spain regarding the...

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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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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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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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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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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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