Council of Europe assembly on human trafficking

Publicated on: June 21, 2022

The 30th meeting of the Committee of the Parties to the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings was held on 17 June 2022 in Strasbourg.

The anti-trafficking convention in the framework of CoE was adopted in Warsaw in May 2005 and entered into force in 2008 after the sufficient number of ratifications, contributing above all to the protection of victims' rights by setting up a robust monitoring mechanism. The fulfilment of the obligations of the States Parties is examined by a dedicated committee, the Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) in four-year cycles. 

Now the third round of evaluation is ongoing; in the meeting last week GRETA presented the main findings and recommendations in respect of six countries (Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Latvia, Norway and Portugal). Then the representatives of those countries that had undergone the first, second or third round of evaluation in the last two years could give an update on the implementation of the recommendations made to them.  

The second assessment of Hungary was completed in mid-2019 and we will soon enter the third round. This will include a written report on the government's efforts to eradicate trafficking in human beings by October 2022, followed by a personal visit of GRETA experts in early 2023, according to the current schedule.   


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