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  • Towards improved access to justice and compensation of victims of trafficking in Bulgaria and Greece

    Reference

    HOME/2011/ISEC/AG/THB/4000002259

    Promoter

    Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation, Bulgaria

    Budget

    165.000 €

    Timeframe

    2012 – 2014 (24 months)

    Partners and Co-beneficiaries

    EWLA, Bulgaria; Human Rights Defence Centre (KEPAD), Greece; National Anti-trafficking Commission, Bulgaria

    Objectives and results

    The project addresses victims' need for better protection, access to justice and compensation. In this context, the following objectives should be met:

    • Improving Bulgarian and Greek law and practices in the application of national and EU anti-trafficking legislation
    • Enhancing expertise of Bulgarian and Greek lawyers in legal counselling and legal representation in court of victims of trafficking
    • Providing a platform for empowerment of Bulgarian and Greek legal professionals engaged in the protection of victims of trafficking
    • Raising awareness among national judiciary and legal professionals about international, EU and national standards on the rights of human trafficking victims.

    In this perspective, specialised trainings should be provided to layers and practitioners.

    In the long term, the existence of appropriate legislative framework and qualified legal professionals will ensure more effective protection of the rights of victims of trafficking in accessing justice and compensation.

    Publications and other resources

    • Legal Guide on good practices in handling cases of human trafficking, including legal mechanisms for pursuit of compensation in Greek, Bulgarian and English
    • Leaflets containing practical information on the free system for legal assistance in Greece and Bulgaria.

    Further information

    Ms Angelova Kamelia, angelova@anglaw.com

    Tags

    Victims