1. GENERAL INFORMATION- SITUATION ON TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS
Greece is a transit and destination country for victims, mainly trafficked for sexual exploitation, forced labor and forced begging. As Greece is one of the entry points for migration flows into Europe, potential victims of trafficking may be identified amongst the undocumented migrants entering the country. THB victims arrive in Greece from other EU Member States (Eastern Europe countries and/or third countries (e.g. post-Soviet Union countries, South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa). However, Greek citizens have also been identified as victims of trafficking (domestic trafficking).
Although Greece is one of the main entry points for migration and refugee flows into Europe, only a few victims of trafficking were identified during the Reception and Identification process applied to all migrants and refugees entering Greece, or at the Hotspots, where migrants are hosted during their waiting for the asylum procedure to be completed. It is possible that not many victims of trafficking are identified at that stage because exploitation may not have happened yet, and the potential victim is not yet aware of the possibility for exploitation. However, field NGOs mentioned that false promise of immigration has been used by traffickers to recruit victims, while in some instances smugglers functioned as traffickers, as they took advantage of further possibilities for profit in human trafficking.
Referring to 2015, the Hellenic Police reports 32 cases of human trafficking in the context of which 117 perpetrators were brought up to justice and 50 victims were rescued.
In reference to 2016, 25 cases of human trafficking are reported, 97 perpetrators were brought up to justice and 46 victims were rescued.
Specifically, in 2015, fifty (N = 50) and, in 2016, forty-six (N = 46) persons were officially identified by the Greek State as THB victims (total number of officially identified victims for the period 2015-2016: N = 96).
In 2015, 33 victims were of female gender, and 17 victims of male gender. In 2016, 30 women and 16 men were victims of THB. In total, most victims were women (N = 63; 65,62%), while twenty-three victims (N = 23, 23,95%) were minors.
It should be noted that the number of minor victims of THB officially identified by the Greek Authorities was doubled in 2016, comparing to 2015 (N = 7 and N = 16, respectively). Concerning the forms of THB, sexual exploitation was the most common purpose of trafficking (N = 52), followed by forced begging (N = 14) and labor exploitation (N = 12).
Both in 2015 and 2016, the majority of the officially identified victims of THB came from EU Member States [2015, N = 27 (54%); 2016, N = 36 (78,26%)]. The second most common geographical area of origin for officially identified THB victims were Russia and the post-Soviet Union countries (2015, N = 5; 2016, N = 4). Albania came third (2015, N = 2; 2016, N = 4), while only one victim in 2015 (from Bangladesh/Male) and two victims in 2016 (Afghanistan/Male and Nigeria/Female) were originated from South-East Asian and Sub-Saharan African countries.
For the same period, the National Centre for Social Solidarity (EKKA), IOM and field NGOs report that in 2015 attended to the needs of eighty-eight (N = 88) presumed and twenty (N = 20) officially identified victims, and in 2016 attended to the needs of two hundreds and eighty two (N = 282) presumed and eighteen (N = 18) officially identified victims. Thus, in total, for this period, EKKA, IOM and field NGOs attended to 370 presumed victims of THB and to 38 officially identified victims of THB (total N = 408). Among those 408 victims, the 228 (55,88%) are reported as minors, which is considered a very high percentage. It is of special interest that young boys seem to be the largest group of (either presumed or identified) victims in 2016 (N = 98; 24.01% of total number of presumed and identified victims reported by social protection services, IOM and NGOs).
Αccording to the most recent statistical data, in 2017, 38 victims (24 adults and 14 underage) of THB have been identified (20 victims of sexual exploitation, 1 victim of forced begging). The majority of victims originated from Romania (9) and Moldavia (8), followed by Bulgaria (4), Afghanistan (4), Russia (3), Greece (2), Albania (2), Ukraine (2).
The Hellenic Police reported that the number of traffickers in 2017 was 147 perpetrators, involved in 21 different cases (20 for sexual exploitation and 1 for forced begging). The perpetrators originated primarily from Greece (64) and Albania (33). 10 of the traffickers came from Bulgaria, 8 from Romania, 5 from Colombia, 4 from Moldavia, 3 from Afghanistan, 2 from Venezuela, Ukraine, Pakistan, Russia and 1 from Morocco.
In 2017 the first-instance verdicts regarding traffickers were 27 (25 for sexual exploitation and 2 for forced labor). Six (6) convictions were ordered by Courts of Appeal.
From the aforementioned review of statistics, it is evident that there is a clear need to build capacity on early identification of victims in general and specifically identification of victims of labor and other forms of trafficking. Capacity building of front line professionals such as law enforcement, coast guards, health professionals, labor inspectors, educators and others will contribute to identifying and providing assistance to more victims.
On a national level there have been intensive efforts to fight THB, following a comprehensive approach that includes legislative reforms, inter-agency coordination, protection of victims, public awareness campaigns, cooperation with stakeholders from civil society and international organizations and front-line professionals training programs.
2. INSTITUTIONAL, LEGAL AND POLICY FRAMEWORK TO ADDRESS TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS
Greece works hand in hand with the European Commission’s Coordinator and EU partners to enforce the full implementation of the EU Strategy & Directive. Greece endorses a consistent human rights roadmap based on the four ‘P’ approach (Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, Partnership) as the only effective policy:
- To a sensitive and more inclusive identification regime for the victims
- to tackle criminal networks
- to promote international cooperation
- to implement a comprehensive, multi-agency framework for state and civil society stakeholders
- to reduce demand and promote prevention through targeted awareness raising campaigns.
Greece has ratified the fundamental legal instruments against THB:
1. The UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its
Protocols – the “Palermo Protocol”, (Law 3875/2010)
2. The Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in
Human Beings, (Law 4216/2013)
Furthermore, the anti-trafficking EU Directive 2011/36/EC has been transposed into Greece’s national law - (Law 4198/2013). This Law establishes the Office of the National Rapporteur, within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and gives an official mandate of accountability to the informal Coordination Mechanism of competent Ministries, International Organisations and accredited NGO’s. This is promoting a better cooperation between the competent authorities and stakeholders, and facilitates the “national ownership” of internationally recognized 'best' practices” for combating THB.
The priorities of the National Rapporteur Office are:
A. Stepping up the prevention
B. Identifying, protecting and assisting victims
C. Increased prosecution of traffickers
D. Enhanced coordination and cooperation among key actors
E. Increased knowledge of and effective response to all forms of trafficking in human beings
Greek Law 3064/2002 and Presidential Decree 233/2003 prohibit both sex trafficking (351 P.C.) and forced labor (323A P.C.) and prescribe punishments of up to 10 years’ imprisonment, or over 10 years imprisonment in case of aggravating circumstances.
More specifically, PD 233/2003, which entered into force on 28 August 2003, is an act of secondary legislation issued based on legislative authorization of Article 12 of Law 3064/2002. It provides for the operational provisions in view of the application of Article 12 of Law 3064/2002 on the protection and relief of the victims of crimes described in Articles 323, 323A, 323B, 339 paragraphs 1 and 4, 342 paragraphs 1 and 2, 348A, 348B, 348C, 349,351 and 351A of the Penal Code and Articles 29 paragraphs 5 and 6 and 30 of L. 4251/2014 (Immigration and Social Integration Code and other provisions). This Presidential Decree applies to all victims of trafficking of human beings, nationals or foreigners, and it secures that their protection does not depend on the cooperation with State authorities. Some provisions of PD 233/2003 are cross-referred in Law 4251/2014 that deals exclusively with third-country nationals.
Furthermore and regarding legal aid, Law 3226/2004, which came into force on 4 February 2004, is an act of primary legislation, which establishes mainly the provision of legal aid to citizens of low income. Following the amendments brought by Law 3875/2010, this legal aid was extended to victims of trafficking in human beings or migrant smuggling.
In addition, Law 3811/2009, which came into force on 18 December 2009, gives the right to victims of crimes of violence that have been committed intentionally to claim compensation.
Furthermore, with Law 4267/2014 (which transposed the EU Directive 2011/93/ΕΕ), in the case of victims of trafficking in human beings is provided that the defendant prepays the costs and fees of the plaintiff at the judge's discretion up to the amount of six hundred euros. In addition, with the Law 4276/2014, if a person prosecuted for infringement of the Immigration Law, for illegal prostitution, or for participating in criminal activities denounces that she/he is a victim of trafficking and the activities for which is prosecuted are direct result of her/him being a victim of THB, then her/his prosecution may temporarily stop. If the complaint proves to be valid, then the abstaining from prosecution becomes definitive.
Law 4216/2013, which entered into force on 10 December 2013, ratifies the 2005 Council of Europe Convention on action against trafficking in human beings.
In addition, Law 4198/2013, which came into force on 11 October 2013, aims at transposing Directive 2011/36/EU on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA to which it makes explicit reference. The adoption of the above Law brought changes to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code in view of harmonizing crimes of trafficking in human beings with the definition under Article 2 of the Directive and ensuring the protection of victims in criminal proceedings. Amendments are also brought to Law 3811/2009 as regards the compensation granted to victims, under Article 17 of the Directive 2004/80/EK. Furthermore, Law 4198/2013 introduced several new provisions in relation to the liability of legal persons (Articles 5 and 6 of the Directive), investigative tools used for organized crime (Article 9(4) of the Directive), as well as the establishment of the Office of the National Rapporteur (Articles 19 and 20 of the Directive). Moreover, article 6 of the Law establishes the Office of the National Rapporteur (NR). NR was appointed by Ministerial decision in 2013 under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The NR is the Head of the Office to Monitor & Combat THB, that is staffed by Foreign Ministry Experts and coordinates an inclusive Network of competent State and NGO stakeholders that are collaborating towards the implementation of a large-scale Action Plan in Prevention, Prosecution, Protection and Partnership.
Law 4251/2014, which came into force on 1 June 2014, represents the first code concentrating and classifying provisions on immigration and social inclusion issues. More specifically, the second Part, Section B of Law 4251/2014, actually transposes Directive 2004/81/EU in Greek legal order and it has been used in this assessment in an auxiliary manner as regards the assistance and support granted to victims of trafficking in human beings who are third-country nationals (Articles 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 and 18 of the Directive).
The development of the National Referral Mechanism (Ministerial Decision 30840/20.9.2016), a formal national identification and referral system for victims and presumed victims of trafficking that constitutes the one of the most important anti-THB operational development. The NRM is supervised by the Office of the National Rapporteur and managed by the National Center for Social Solidarity (EKKA). NRM extends the scope of our identification regime, bringing-in more professionals and stakeholders into the screening and identification process, such as labor inspectors, health providers, migration services, public transportation employees, local administration authorities and other stakeholders who may come across potential victims (notably unaccompanied minors and potential victims among migrants and refugees
Legislative updates related to Migration and Asylum:
Law 4332/2015, which amended law 4251/2014, has integrated all the provisions of the joint ministerial decision 30651/2014 (which provides for granting of residence permits for, among others, victims of trafficking who do not cooperate) in its text and since then the joint ministerial decision is no longer in force. As provided by art. 19A of the Code, victims of trafficking in human beings who do not cooperate with the competent authorities, are granted, free of charge, a residence permit for humanitarian reasons according to a decision of the Minister of Migration Policy. The residence permit is of one-year duration, grants the right to dependent employment or provision of services or provision of work and can be renewed for two years each time only under the precondition that the relevant criminal proceedings continue. If criminal proceedings are not pending, the residence permit is renewable for one year. The holders of this permit have free of charge access to medical services and health care (art. 33 of law 4368/2016). The residence permit granted may be renewed for one of the grounds of law 4251/2014 if the reasons for which these were issued are no longer valid.
Legislative updates on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime: The Law 4478/17 (Government Gazette A '91 / 23-06-2017) transposed into the national legal order the Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA. According to the above mentioned Directive “victim is the person who has suffered damage (physical, health, honour, moral or economic or deprivation of freedom) caused by a criminal offense”. Indicatively, the law includes victims of racist violence, victims of terrorism, victims of human trafficking, electronic and financial crime; special mention is made of minors.
Legislative updates on Guardianship of children deprived of parental care: Currently, according to the National Law, after an UAM is identified, the Reception and Identification Service (RIS) is responsible to inform the local prosecutor who acts as temporary guardian of the UAMs in the area of his jurisdiction. RIS also informs the National Centre for Social Solidarity (EKKA) for the identification of the UAMs. EKKA is the responsible authority for the accommodation of the UAMs. The Greek authorities reviewed the guardianship rules based on relevant EU directives, but the new guardianship law is still pending. According to the new law, EKKA will be the competent authority for recruiting, training, coordinating, and supervising professional guardians. The Office of the National Rapporteur monitors closely the process and advocates towards its timely conclusion.
Legislative updates on combating THB for forced labour: The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare is on the process to examine the possibilities to ratify the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930, of the year 2014. In addition, the Law 4418/2017 provided further protection in the context of employment and enhanced the labour rights of people with disabilities.
The Greek State has also allocated funding to the Asylum Service and to First Reception Services, as well as to structures of the Ministry of Health in various locations around the country, which benefit victims of trafficking among other vulnerable populations. Funding for anti-trafficking has also received by Asylum, Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF), funding programs of the European Commission (e.g. HOME Directorate), EEA Grants, Solidarity Now, the UN Refugee Agency, among others.
Victims of trafficking have access to all medical and psychosocial services available to every citizen, in addition to specialized services provided to victims of violence (e.g. secure shelters, specialized psychosocial support, compensation, free legal aid, etc.). Thus, when a presumed victim of trafficking is identified by a professional (either of public or private sector), the latter will refer the victim to the Hellenic Police and/or to social protection services (depending on the presumed victim’s will) in order for the presumed victim to receive all necessary protection and support. Protection, medical and psychosocial support are offered by State agencies (e.g. National Centre of Social Solidarity, General hospitals, General Secretariat for Gender Equality), NGOs and International Organizations carrying out activities in Greece.
Nevertheless, in order to handle the large number of migrants and refugees arriving in the Greek islands, specialized procedures were developed to attend all vulnerable persons among those populations, including victims of trafficking. Thus, all third-country nationals who enter Greece through the Greek islands and through the Greek-Turkish borders at the north of the country go through medical and psychosocial assessment at hot spots and RICs. During the last years, many actors have assumed the responsibility to apply medical and psychosocial assessment at the hot spots and RICs (e.g. State agencies, NGOs and IOs). Since December 2017, the only actor providing medical and psychosocial support at refugee camps and RICS is the Disease Control and Prevention Centre (KEELPNO), Ministry of Health, besides UNHCR that continues to act at those locations as well.
Below, services provided by specific State agencies, NGOs and International organizations are cited
General Secretariat for Gender Equality, Ministry of Interior: The services provided to the victims by the 62 structures either run or coordinated by the GSGE (SOS helpline 15900, 40 Counselling Centres and 21 Shelters) include psychosocial support, legal counselling as well as counselling in labour issues, emergency shelter and, where necessary, legal aid in cooperation with local Bar Associations. Networking with local agencies and relevant associations is also provided. All structures are established and formed under strict terms to support people with physical disabilities.
National Centre for Social Solidarity ,EKKA, offers protection and psychosocial support also in victims of violence, mainly domestic violence and trafficking. The services provided to victims, according to their individualized needs are: 1. Shelter to women victims 2. In the shelters, integration actions are organized, such as greek lessons and orientation in the Greek administrative system as well as, 3. tutorial lessons for the children who go to school. 4. Additionally, a small nursery school with specialized nursery school teachers operates in the shelter. 5. Counselling/ Psychotherapy 6. Social Support 7. Material assistance 8. Mediation to Health care 9. Mediation to Legal Counselling 10. Mediation to Legal Representation 11. Mediation to Issuing of residence permit 12. Repatriation procedure 13. Translation services 4d. EKKA operates one (1) emergency shelter in Attica for women and girls – victims of violence, as well as two (2) short – term shelters in Attica and Thessaloniki (part of which operates also as an emergency shelter for the region). The two latter are funded by the National Structural Fund, in cooperation with the Region of Attica and Central Macedonia, respectively, as well as the General Secretary of Equality of Sexes.
KEELPNO, Ministry of Health: Victim care services available by KEELPNO refer only to camps and RICs where the project PHILOS (“Emergency Health Response to Refugee Crisis”, funded by The EU funding Program “Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund – AMIF”) is implemented. The services are also available to general population and include medical and psychosocial support. The program will be concluded in Many 2018.
The NGO A21 provides the following types of assistance to victims of trafficking: shelter, A21 restore program, repatriation, referral to other NGOs, medical/psychological care, legal aid, and material help (e.g. clothing, etc.). In addition, A21 runs the 24/7 helpline 1109.
The NGO Solidarity Now provides shelter, legal aid, and medical/psychological care, and referral to other NGOs.
The NGO Praksis provides shelter, legal aid, and medical/psychological care, and referral to other NGOs. In addition, NGO Praksis carries out outreach work.
The NGO one child, one world – EPEK provides to victims of trafficking social welfare assistance, referral to other NGOs, reintegration support, medical/psychological care (for the victims and their families including children), legal aid, and material help (e.g. clothing, etc.).
The NGO Smile of the Child provides to underage victims of trafficking shelter, medical/psychological care, legal aid, and material help (e.g. clothing, etc.). In addition, the NGO runs the following helplines: 116 000 European Hotline for Missing Children & 116 111 European Helpline for Children and Adolescents.
The community house Damaris provides shelter to vulnerable persons, including victims of THB.
Nea Zoi Association for the Support & Restoration of Individuals in Prostitution applies street-work and outreach work at brothels in areas of the centre of Athens.
The Social Fashion Factory (SOFFA) provides work integration to trafficked survivors and refugees.
International Organization for Migration – Greece runs Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programs (AVRR), and provides medical/psychological care, and legal aid.
An Information & Referral Helpline “1109” is operated by the “A21 Campaign”. 1109 operates around the clock with the capacity of communicating in dozens of different languages.
At State level, EKKA, the National Centre for Social Solidarity, also operates a helpline “197” in a 24hour basis.
Especially for children in danger, the following Help lines are in operation throughout the day: the National Helpline for Children “1107” by EKKA and the Helpline “1506”as well as the European Hotline for Missing Children “116000” operated by the NGO “The Smile of the Child” combined with the National Child Alert Automated System AMBER ALERT HELLAS.
PROSECUTION OF TRAFFICKERS AND PERPETRATORS
Based on data reported by the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, during the reporting period 2013 – 2017, 177 criminal prosecutions were applied (149 for sexual exploitation and 28 for forced labour).
During this period, the Court applied 95 convictions in first instance for sexual exploitation and 14 convictions in first instance for forced labour e.t.c.
Public awareness campaigns targeting consumers and users of services, corporate social responsibility, codes of conduct, business and human rights initiatives aimed at eliminating human trafficking from the supply chains of businesses are expected to reduce the demand for all forms of trafficking.
The State funds information and education campaigns and awareness-raising events. In this context, as a good practice of effective collaboration between the State and the Private Sector to prevent and combat THB is the public awareness Campaign “BREAK THE CHAIN” – a product of a large partnership coordinated by the Office of the National Rapporteur and constituted by multiple stakeholders; most of them from the Private Sector. This campaign is an on-going awareness-raising platform that brings in the private and the cultural sector into a strategic partnership with the anti-trafficking community in Greece and aims at addressing the general public that is not familiar with the phenomenon of human trafficking, through a trans-media concept of events that combine culture and art with awareness raising and social activism. In 2017, the 3rd Break the Chain Festival was organized on the 2nd of December, focusing on forced labour. All three festivals (2015, 2016, 2017) attracted large audiences as well as strong publicity from mass and social media.
Training of professionals on first-level identification is an intrinsic part of Greece’s anti-trafficking policy. Greece steps up efforts to facilitate capacity-building activities through a strategic partnership with the State Institute of Training (National Center of Public Administration & Local Government) for the implementation of annual anti-trafficking seminars. Cooperation with leading international organizations, namely the UNODC, resulted in a number of specialized trainings for law enforcement and front-line professionals. In 2018, Labour Inspectors and Health Professionals will receive training on first-level identification organized by the National Centre of Public Administration & Local Government, the Institute of Training and the Office of the National Rapporteur.
Public agencies such as the Hellenic Police, General Secretariat for Gender Equality, Coast Guard, have organized or participated in trainings on first-level identification of victims of human trafficking. The Labour Inspectorate, Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare participated in trainings organized by the ONR in collaboration with the UNODC. Many NGOs have either organized trainings addressing professionals, or participated themselves in trainings on THB-related issues. Trainings have also been organized by IOM and GCR. In addition, there are private enterprises that have trained their personnel to identify and handle cases of human trafficking, such as Aegean Airlines and AB Vassilopoulos (chain of supermarkets).
3. NATIONAL ACTION PLAN
The previous National Action Plan 2013 – 2017 was concluded successfully this year, as all main deliverables were produced. Specifically, Greece has aligned its legislative framework with European Directives and International Conventions, founded the Office of the National Rapporteur in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prepared the National Referral Mechanism to be implemented in 2018, and created a large network of different stakeholders to get involved in the fight against THB from the public and private sector. Currently, a new National Action Plan is being drafted. The National Action Plan 2018 – 2021 will be communicated in the first half of 2018. Some of its priorities are the closest collaboration and joint actions with the Labour Inspectorate, Judges and Prosecutors and Health professionals, through specialized trainings, more direct involvement and contribution to the NRM, and review of joint procedures of action against THB. The collaboration with the private sector will remain a priority aiming to fight for supply chains free of any form of exploitation. Finally, a series of prevention activities are planned for 2018, including the already established Break the Chain campaign.
4 .CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION TO ADDRESS TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS
The National Rapporteur Office is a regular associate partner in numerous international projects implemented by Greek state and civil society stakeholders.
One of the main deliverables of the NR Office, developed through EU cooperation and funding, is the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). Through several partnerships with EC Agencies, national institutions and third country partners, the NRO strategic objective for the period 2018-2023 is to bring-in more stakeholders in first level identification of potential VoT so as to consolidate a more inclusive identification regime for the victims. The Office is also a regular contributor to the European Union Regional Task Force that addresses the issue of mixed migration and refugee flows and we work to facilitate common SOPs between the NRM and the front line professionals operating in Reception and Identification Centers with a view to identify and refer potential victims of THB.
The Hellenic Police actively collaborates with INTERPOL, EUROPOL, SELEC as well as the Police of EU Member States
5. RELEVANT REPORTS
· Law 3064/2002 (GG 248/Α/15-10-2002), Combating trafficking in human beings, crimes against sexual freedom, pornography of minors and in general the financial exploitation of sexual life and providing assistance to victims of such acts (in Greek) «Καταπολέμηση της εμπορίας ανθρώπων, των εγκλημάτων κατά της γενετήσιας ελευθερίας, της πορνογραφίας ανηλίκων και γενικότερα της οικονομικής εκμετάλλευσης της γενετήσιας ζωής και αρωγή στα θύματα των πράξεων αυτών» (ΦΕΚ Α’ 248)
· Presidential Decree No 233 (GG 204/Α/28-8-2003), Protection and support to victims of crimes pertaining to articles 323, 323Α, 349, 351 and 351 Α of the Penal Code , in accordance with Article 12 of Law 3064/2002 (in Greek)
· Law2928/2001, Amendment of provisions of the Criminal Code and of the Code of CriminalProcedure and other provisions on citizens’ protection from offences of criminal organizations(in Greek) «Τροποποίηση των διατάξεων του Ποινικού Κώδικα και του Κώδικα Ποινικής Δικονομίας και άλλες διατάξεις για την προστασία των πολιτών από αξιόποινες πράξεις των εγκληματικών οργανώσεων»
· Law 3274/2004 (GG 195/Α/19-8-04) (Art. 34., par. 7) on residence permit for victims of trafficking (in Greek)
· Law 3386/2005 (GG 212/Α/23-8-2005) on Entry, stay and social integration of third country nationals on Greek territory(in Greek)
· Law 3536/2007 (GG 42/Α/23-2-2007) (Art. 11) on residence permit for victims of trafficking(in greek)
· Law 3625/2007 (GG 290/Α/24-12-2007), Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
· Law 4198/2013 (GG 215/Α/11-10-2013), Preventing and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting its victims and other provisions-Transposition of the 2011/36/EU Directive
· Law 4216/2013 (GG 266/ Α/ 10-12-2013) Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
· Law 4251/2014 (GG 80/Α/1-4-2014) Migration and Social Inclusion Code
6. RELEVANT LINKS TO NATIONAL AUTHORITIES/INSTITUTIONS WEBSITES AND OTHER RELEVANT CONTACTS
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Office of the National Rapporteur to Monitor and Combat Human Trafficking
5 Vas. Sofias Avenue, GR-106 71, Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30 210 368-1844/1544
Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection
4, P. Kanellopoulou St., GR-101 77, Athens, Greece
Τel: (+30) 210-6977505
Fax: (+30) 210-6929764
4, P. Kanellopoulou St., GR-101 77, Athens, Greece
Τel: (+30) 210-6977000
Ministry of Interior
Directorate of Migration Policy
2, Evagelistrias Str., 105 63, Athens
Tel.: +30 213 1361 000
General Secretariat for Gender Equality
8 Dragatsaniou str., 105 59 Athens, Greece
Tel.: (+30) 210 3315291/ - 5
Fax: (+30) 210 3315276
Organisations and NGOs
The A21 Campaign
P.O. Box 10218 GR- 54110 Thessaloniki,
ARSIS - Association for the Social Support of Youth
Athens: 43 Mauromateon street
Postal Code: 10434
Phone/Fax: 210 8259880
Thessaloniki: 35, Ptolemeon Str., 54630,
Tel: +30 2310 526150
Fax: +30 2310 526150
Greek Council for Refugees (GCR)
25, Solomou Str., GR-106 82
Tel.: 210-3800990 Fax: 210 -38.03.774
Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention
3-5, Agrafon str., Maroussi, GR-15123
Hellenic National Committee for UNICEF
8, A. Dimitriou & 37, J. Kennedy Streets, 161 21 Kaisariani-Athens
Telephone: +30 210 72 55 555
Institute for Child Health
1, Papadiamantopoulou & Thivon, GR-115 27
Tel.: +30 213 2037 305/ -306
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
P.O. Box 430, GR-174 02 Alimos
Telephone: +30 210 991 90 40, +30 210 991 90 45
KMOP - Family and Childcare Centre
75, Skoufa Str., GR – 10 680
Tel.: +30 210 36 37 547
Fax: +30 210 36 39 758
Medecins du Monde
Athens, 12 Sapfous str.
Medicins Sans Frontieres
Xenias 15, 115 27 Athens,
Tel.: +30 210 5200500,
Fax.: +30 210 5200503
National Centre for Social Solidarity – EKKA
135, Vas. Sofias Str., GR-115 21
Tel.: +30 213 2039 704/ -706
Fax: +30 213 2039 763
57 Stournari Str., GR-104 32
Tel: +30 210 5205200
Fax: +30 210 520 5201
51, Har. Trikoupi & Valtetsiou, GR-106 81
Tel.: 210 38 98 000
Fax: 210 38 98 079
The Smile of the Child
Athens: Zinonos Eleatou 10, Marousi, 15124
Telephone: +302103306140 - +302103306150
1. GG – GOVERNEMENT GAZETTE
2. IOM – International Organization for Migration
3. KETHI- Research Center for Gender Equality
4. EKKA- National Centre for Social Solidarity
5. ISF – Internal Security Fund