Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Efforts to combat trafficking in human beings in the OSCE area: Co-ordination and reporting mechanisms

Efforts to combat trafficking in human beings in the OSCE area: Co-ordination and reporting mechanisms

OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, 2009, 125 pages

The report covers the work of the Special Representative between January and October 2007. The report is based on responses by the participating States to a survey questionnaire distributed by the SR in July 2007.

It considers: 1) National Co-ordination Mechanisms; 2) National Action Plans; and 3) National Rapporteurs or equivalent mechanisms. These three elements constitute the core co-ordinating tools used by participating States to plan, organise and implement measures to combat trafficking in human beings.

The report finds that the responses to the questionnaire revealed several variations in the structures of National Co-ordination Mechanisms. It also finds that nearly all participating States that have a formal National Action Plan indicated that their national policy response include legislative reform, prevention, protection and assistance, law enforcement and prosecution and international co-operation.

The report is complemented by a number of annexes offering highlights of the 2007 OSCE Field Operations Survey on national co-ordination mechanisms, national action plans, and National Rapporteurs or equivalent mechanisms.