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  • Promotion of the Rights of Trafficked Persons in Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia with Emphasis on Legal Support – A Human rights based approach




    Helsinki Committee, the Netherlands


    700.000€ (560.000€ of the requested EU support)


    2012 - 2015


    ANIMUS Association, Bulgaria; Ruse Catholic Organization "Caritas", Bulgaria; Human Rights League, Slovakia; ADPARE – The Association for Developing Alternative Practices for Reintegration and Education, Romania; Pro Refugiu Association, Romania

    Objectives and results

    The project aims at:

    • Increasing knowledge of Bulgarian, Slovakian and Romanian lawyers and social workers on trafficking and the protection of the rights and interests of trafficked persons, while promoting a victim centred approach
    • Enhancing victims' access to legal counselling, aid and representation during criminal and other legal proceedings, relevant to their specific needs
    • Increasing the capacity and quality of victim support and counselling services provided by NGOs
    • Enhancing the capacity of NGOs to effectively advocate for the protection and promotion of victims' rights

    The following results are expected:

    • Three national reports on the access to & quality of legal counselling and representation of trafficked persons and their treatment as victim/witnesses in criminal and other legal proceedings
    • Joint regional report, analysing the outcomes of the national researches and providing recommendations
    • A sustainable network of trained social workers and lawyers
    • At least two case studies per country on the treatment of trafficked persons in court cases
    • A leaflet for victims of trafficking to inform them about their rights and contact data

    Further information

    Mr Harry Hummel -


    NGO, 2011, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, ISEC, Human rights, Victims