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  • Awareness Raising of Judicial Authorities concerning Trafficking in Human Beings




    International Organisation on Migration (IOM)


    € 135 000 (€ 110 000 of EU support)


    November 2004 — October 2005


    Association of Prosecutors, Bulgaria; Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic; Ministry of Justice, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany; National Council of Justice, Hungary; International Association of Prosecutors, Netherlands; International Commission of Jurists — Polish section; Human Rights Centre, Warsaw University

    Objectives and results

    The objective was to raise awareness among the judiciary and to strengthen European cooperation on combating the trafficking in human beings, with a particular focus on the victims in the investigation and prosecution process.

    An inventory was made of national instruments and experiences in seven Member States. A set of minimum norms and requirements was developed for the treatment of victims.

    Publications and other resources

    • A handbook for use in national training courses for judges and prosecutors (teach the teacher method).
    • Country reports on the applicable legislation, the prosecution of offenders and the treatment victims in Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and Poland.

    Further information

    Peter von Bethlenfalvy, IOM -