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  • Fighting against Trafficking in Human Beings: Policy Measures and Targeted Actions at the National and European Level

    Project
    Fighting against Trafficking in Human Beings: Policy Measures and Targeted Actions at the National and European Level

    Reference
    JHA 33888

    Promoter
    Ministry of Justice, Serbia

    Budget
    17 000€

    Timeframe
    2009

    Partners
    Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    Objectives and results
    The objective was to support Serbian authorities in improving the effectiveness of anti-trafficking policies.

    Serbia is a country of origin, transit and destination for cross-border and internal trafficking of women and girls, primarily for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Serbia intensified its efforts to improve the activities in the fight against trafficking in human beings. Until now Serbia has adopted a Strategy and Action Plan to combat trafficking in human beings. The Council for combating trafficking was established and the National Coordinator for combating trafficking in human beings was appointed. Moreover, the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings was ratified.

    Moreover, an institutional mechanism for the identification of, support to and protection of victims of human trafficking has been introduced. Some progress has also been made in the field of investigations but there remains potential for improvements.

    In order to come close to the EU, Serbia started implementing judicial reform and adopted a number of judicial and anti-corruption laws that correspond to the relevant EU legislation.  Therefore, this was the right moment to improve implementation of the measures and to develop the capacities of the Ministry of Justice and other responsible state institutions in the field of fight against trafficking in human beings.

    This workshop aimed at further developing the capacities of Serbian officials responsible for the implementation of obligations contained in international and domestic legislation in the area of fight against human trafficking.

    Further information
    Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX), DG Enlargement, European Commission - Elarg-Taiex@ec.europa.eu

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    Victims