Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Lithuania

Lithuania

1. GENERAL INFORMATION

According to criminal cases, Lithuania is mostly a source country for trafficking in human beings for sexual, and labour exploitation, as well as for forced commission of criminal activities. Lithuanian women are trafficked for sexual and labour exploitation, men for labour exploitation, and both for forced commission of criminal activities. In 2014, Germany became the main target country, The United Kingdom remainsas the second main target country . Traffickers and victims are mostly Lithuanians.

The fight against trafficking in human beings has been a priority for the Lithuanian Government for a long time. While the first action plan (2002-2004) had a specific focus on trafficking for sexual exploitation and prostitution, the second action plan (2005-2008) had a broader focus, acknowledging different forms of exploitation. In the third action plan, the Programme for the Prevention and Control of Trafficking in Human Beings for 2009-2012, new challenges were taken into account. On 14 November 2012 the Action plan for the implementation of the National Crime Prevention and Control Programme in 2013-2015, was adopted. The Action Plan consists of two chapters one of which contains  only activities to fight against this crime. The Action Plan continues the activities started in the Programme for the Prevention and Control of Trafficking in Human beings 2009-2012. On 7 May 2015 a new programme The State Security Development for 2015–2025 Programme was adopted by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, one of the tasks of which is to develop sufficient fight against human trafficking. This programme replaced the Crime Prevention and Control Programme. The interinstitutional action plan to be adopted by the Government will implement the State Security Development for 2015–2025 Programme.

In Lithuania, especially much attention is being paid to prevention of the crime. In suspicious cases potential victims are approached by the police and/or NGOs and motivated to refuse from labour offers abroad. The email box prekybazmonemis@policija.lt managed by specialised police investigator at the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau is also broadly used by the public to inform on suspicious cases of human trafficking and ask for advise. 

A summary of this text is available in the official language of the country.

2. INSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK

All forms of trafficking in human beings are prohibited in Lithuania. The most substantial legislative changes in the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania (hereafter the CC, Articles 147, 147-1, 157) and the Administrative Violations Code of the Republic of Lithuania (Article 182-1) were made in the period of 2005−2023, taking into account relevant international treaties and other documents. Criminal liability for human trafficking as outlined in chapters XX (Crimes against human liberty) and XXIII (Crimes and misdemeanours against a child and a family) of the CC.

Penalties for human trafficking range between two and twelve years of imprisonment (Art 147). Purchase or sale of a child is punishable from three to fifteen years of imprisonment (Art 157). Penalties for labour exploitation (Art. 147-1) range from fine to 8 years of imprisonment.

Art. 147 and 157 of the CC also outline aggravating circumstances (two or more victims, offences committed by participating in an organised group or by seeking to acquire the victim’s organ, tissue or cells). The criminal liability covers preparation, attempt and complicity of the crime. Legal entities might be also prosecuted and subjected to fines, restrictions of operations or liquidation. According to Art. 11 of the CC, these crimes are considered to be serious and grave.

On 30 June 2012 the law on amending the CC was adopted with the aim to broaden the definition of trafficking in human beings crime, to include more aggravating circumstances, and to prosecute the users of forced labor and services (new Art. 147-2 in the CC), taking into account the EU Directive 2011/EU/36 and the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (available in Lithuanian.

National laws also allow a person to claim for compensation if s/he is held to be a victim of human trafficking. In addition, implementing the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Compensation for Damage Caused by Violent Crime, the Ministry of Justice accepts and analyses applications for compensation for damage caused by violent crime, which is paid from the Crime Victims Fund administered by the Ministry of Justice.

The Law on the Legal Status of Aliens (Art. 130) establishes that an alien should not be expelled from Lithuania if he or she has been granted the reflection period, in accordance with the procedure established by the Lithuanian Government. The Law (Art. 49) transposes the Council Directive 2004/81/EC (on the residence permit issued to third-country nationals who are victims of trafficking of human beings or who have been the subject of an action to facilitate illegal immigration). It provides that a temporary residence permit may be issued to an adult alien, who is or has been a victim of human trafficking, and who cooperates with the pre-trial investigation body or the court. The residence permit is for six months and can be renewed.

On 18 April 2012, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania adopted the decision on the procedures granting the reflection period during which a human trafficking victim has to make a decision whether to cooperate with law enforcement or the court. The legal act establishes a reflection period of 30 days.  

The issue of the liability of a client for buying sexual services was addressed on 16 June 2005 in Art. 182-1 of the Administrative Violations Code, which was one of the measures to reduce the demand for prostitution services in Lithuania. Since then the administrative responsibility covers both persons who earn from prostitution and persons who use paid prostitution services, while excluding the persons who have been involved in prostitution being dependent or under physical or psychological violence or deception, or by any mean being a minor or/and a victim of human trafficking when the status is recognised in the criminal proceedings. According to this article, a fine (from 300 to 1000 LTL) may be imposed on the prostitute and the client.

 

National Strategy / National Action Plan

On 7 May 2015, a new programme The State Security Development for 2015–2025 Programme was adopted by the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, one of the tasks of which is to develop sufficient fight against human trafficking. This programme replaced the Crime Prevention and Control Programme. The interinstitutional action plan to be adopted by the Government will implement the State Security Development for 2015–2025 Programme. The Ministry of the Interior is responsible for coordination of the implementation of the new programme.

The Action plan for the implementation of the National Crime Prevention and Control Programme 2013-2015 adopted on 14 November 2012 expires at the end of 2015. One of the two is chapters concentrated only on the fight against trafficking in human beings. This chapter included four main tasks: prevention of trafficking in human beings, training of relevant specialists, assistance and protection for victims of trafficking, and development of sufficient international cooperation.

The Ministry of the Interior, the Police department under the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, the Labour Exchange under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and NGOs funded from the state budget through the Ministry of Social Security and Labour participated in the implementation of the Action Plan. The Ministry of the Interior was responsible for coordination of the implementation of the Action Plan.

 

Coordination of anti-trafficking actions at a national level

An interdepartmental commission to implement the National Crime Prevention and Control Programme (the Programme) has been set up by the Prime Minister. The commission is chaired by the Minister of the Interior. The commission:

  • prepares and presents to the Government an action plan implementing the Programme every 3 years;
  • ensures participation and cooperation of relevant institutions while implementing the Programme and coordinates their activities;
  • evaluates the implementation and efficiency of the Programme, fixes the main problems and looks for solutions, as well as presents relevant proposals to the Government;
  • makes decision on strategic questions related to crime prevention and control;
  • informs the Government on the implementation of the Programme each year until 31 January.

 

The most important challenges at national level

Young men and women trafficked for shoplifting and other crimes;

Men - victims of trafficking: motivating measures to accept assistance and cooperate with law enforcement;

Vulnerable children - presumed victims of trafficking: effective measures to prevent the crime;

Collection of evidence abroad: solutions to obtain it in a shorter period of time;

Disclosure of trafficking in human beings crime under changing modus operandi.

 

National Rapporteur or equivalent mechanism

The main functions of the National Rapporteur or equivalent mechanism are carried out by the State Security Policy Department of the Ministry of the Interior in support of other responsible governmental institutions, non-governmental organisations and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Each year the State Security Policy Department of the Ministry of the Interior prepares a yearly report which is available also in the website of the Ministry of the Interior (in Lithuanian). The chair of the commission to implement the Programme, the Minister of the Interior, reports to the Government every year on the progress made in carrying out the Action plan for the implementation of the Programme.

 

In 2011-2012, the Ministry of the Interior implemented a project aimed at defining the best model of the National Rapporteur for trafficking in human beings institute for Lithuania and the possibilities to implement it. The joint project was implemented together with the Prime Minister’s Office in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Law Department under the Ministry of Justice. On 26 June 2012, the Ministry of the Interior with its partners presented the results of the project to responsible institutions and organizations. The conclusions suggested that the Ministry of the Interior should perform functions of the National Rapporteur or equivalent mechanism for trafficking in human beings.

 In 2011, the Lithuanian Police implemented the project “Development of nationally integrated information system (NIIS), designed to combat international organized crime related to human trafficking, which enables interconnection with the national EUROPOL and INTERPOL units and other EU Member States“ financed from EEA/Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the State budget. The developed unified Crime analysis information system is based on “hit/no hit” system. If a hit on certain data (e.g vehicle, person name and etc.) is obtained, the information about the object of interest is picked up from different databases and represented in a graphics file with an  “.anb” extension (i2 Analyst’s Notebook chart file). Each collected piece of information is related to the main object with a specific relationship so it significantly increases the chances of proactive investigation identifying necessary relations. To exchange relevant information, electronic data exchange formats in Lithuanian and English have been prepared for local and foreign use.

 

Official crime and criminal justice statistics are managed by the Information Technology and Communications Department under the Ministry of the Interior.

3. IMPLEMENTATION OF ANTI-TRAFFICKING POLICY

Prevention

The Ministry of the Interior has a special section for “Police advice” on its website. In May 2009, the article entitled What you should know in order to avoid becoming a victim of trafficking in human beings was published on the website. The Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau has created an electronic mailbox for maintaining contact with the population (prekybazmonemis@policija.lt)

Furthermore, information on human trafficking is published on the websites of police authorities and other responsible institutions and organisations. Hotline telephone numbers are disseminated and the population is encouraged to report known cases.

Since 2009, the Ministry of the Interior has administrated the website with the intention of reducing violence against women.

In 2013, a preventive video clip on trafficking in human beings (in Lithuanian with English subtitles) was presented to the public and transmitted in stations and airports, as well as it was distributed free of charge seeking that more people join the campaign and watch the video clip. Funds of the European Union under the partnership agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Commission were used for the production of the video.

In 2008, the Lithuanian Government funded a nationwide education campaign targeted at children and young people who may be potential victims of trafficking.  The campaign also targeted potential sex clients.

In November 2009, Vilnius police officers, in cooperation with employees of Vilnius City District Prosecutor’s Office and representatives of the Lithuanian Caritas, held an educational event for the inmates of Vilnius special education and guardianship homes entitled Do not become a human trafficking victim. Furthermore, the officers held lectures on the topic of human trafficking at educational establishments (leaflets were distributed) and visited the Centre for Support for Families of Missing People.

The officers of Trakai District Police Office of Vilnius County held lectures for pupils on the fight against human trafficking. On these occasions, the film Devil’s Circle was shown and leaflets were distributed. Lectures were also held by the officers of Joniškis District Police Office of Šiauliai County.

Šiauliai County Chief Police Office organised meetings throughout the country with relevant stakeholders to prevent human trafficking and prostitution.

Capacity building

In Lithuania, each institution is responsible for capacity building of their personnel. Training is included into their plans. Most often interdepartmental training activities are organised. E. g. the Ministry of Social Security and Labour regularly organises training for social workers and other specialists in child protection. This training is designed to prevent violence against children as well as prostitution and trafficking in human beings. The Police Department under the Ministry of the Interior each year arranges training for police officers on identification of human trafficking and actions in such cases. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has supplemented their training programme for consular officers with a topic on human trafficking identification and actions in such cases.

On 3–4 June 2015 in Vilnius the Ministry of the Interior in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers Offices in Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia arranged an international knowledge forum “identification of Victims of Human Trafficking”. Over 100 practitioners of the Baltic Sea Region (criminal and uniformed police, prosecutors, social workers, NGOs, IOM, consular officers, policy makers, and researchers) exchanged their knowledge and improved professional skills.

In 2013–2015 the Lithuanian Caritas together with 4 partners (Oslo Criminal Police, ROSA project run by Oslo Crisis center, the Ministries of the Interior and of Social Security and Labor of the Republic of Lithuania) implemented the project “Lithuanian society against trafficking in persons: the systematic approach model”, which aimed at developing a model of sustainable assistance to victims of THB by teams composed of NGO representatives, police officers, prosecutors, social workers, child rights officers and representatives of municipalities.

In 2013–2015, training activities on THB have also been organised by the IOM Office in Vilnius together with the Lithuanian Caritas and Save the Children Lithuania under the Operational Programme for the Development of Human Resources 2007-2013, funded by EU structural funds and run by the Ministry of Social Security and Labour. By way of example, Caritas organised training for target groups in five towns with 24 participants. IOM organised 10 training courses in different municipalities involving 198 social service providers as well as training on THB for Vilnius county police officers (25 participants), future border guards (150 participants), and border guards in service (40 participants).

In 2012 − 2013, the Ministry of the Interior in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers Offices in St. Petersburg, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia implemented a regional project “Nordic, Baltic, Russian Cooperation on the Fight against Human Trafficking - Regional Cooperation across Juridical, Law enforcement, Social authorities”. During it, around 150 specialists (judges, prosecutors, police investigators and social workers) will develop their capacities and develop networking for fighting against human trafficking crimes. In Vilnius on 19-20 February 2013 the international seminar „Cooperation Organising and Coordinating Successful Investigations of Trafficking in Human Beings: a Good Practice Model of Nordic – Baltic Countries and Russia“ with over 80 judges, prosecutors, police investigators, social workers and other specialists from 10 countries was organized by the Ministry of the Interior in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers as one of activities under the project.

In October 2011 the Institute of Law organized a seminar on problems of prosecution for trafficking in human beings in the Ministry of Justice for police officers, prosecutors and other specialists dealing with trafficking in human beings cases.

In 2010 – 2011, round table discussions were organised by reponsible governmental actors and NGOs in different regional centers of Lithuania to fix problems, answer to questions, and together look for solutions in combating trafficking in human beings on local level.

The Ministry of the Interior, in cooperation with the Police Department, held the European Police College (CEPOL) training course called Human trafficking and illegal immigration on 5–8 May 2009. The course was attended by 30 law enforcement officers from EU Member States. Lithuanian law enforcement continues their participation in various CEPOL activities within the topic.

In September 2009, the Ministry of the Interior held a training course for foreign diplomats residing in Lithuania. One of the objectives of this course was the identification of victims and discussion of the role of diplomats in preventing human trafficking and assisting victims.

In 2009, Lithuanian police officers participated in international training sessions (funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers) for police officers from the Baltic and Nordic States, and the Russian Federation.

In 2005 − 2008, Lithuania participated in a regional initiative implemented under the auspices of the Nordic-Baltic Project. The project aimed to build a network to facilitate regional referral for female victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation. The Nordic Pilot Project for the Support, Protection, Safe Return and Rehabilitation of Women Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings for Sexual Exploitation was implemented by the European Women’s Lobby. Other countries involved were Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Norway and Sweden.


Assistance and support provided to victims

The Government of the Republic of Lithuania finances projects for the support and reintegration of victims of human trafficking through the Ministry of Social Security and Labour.

In 2014, 5 selected projects offered by specialised NGOs received funding. Necessary assistance (psychological, medical, housing, legal counseling, and etc.) was provided to 133 individuals (50 of them were men): 80 victims of human trafficking and 53 people under risk to become victims of this crime.

In 2013, 5 selected projects offered by specialised NGOs received funding. Necessary assistance (psychological, medical, housing, legal counseling, and etc.) was provided to 129 individuals (33 of them were men): 74 victims of human trafficking and 55 people under risk to become victims of this crime.

In 2012, 5 selected projects offered by specialised NGOs received funding. Necessary assistance (psychological, medical, housing, legal counseling, and etc.) was provided to 152 individuals (55 of them were men): 92 victims of human trafficking and 60 people under risk to become victims of this crime. In 2011, 6 best projects of specialised NGOs were granted funding. Necessary assistance (psychological, medical, housing, legal counseling, and etc.) was provided to 128 individuals, recognised and presumed victims of trafficking in human beings.

In 2010, The Government of the Republic of Lithuania financed 5 projects run by specialised NGOs. Necessary assistance (psychological, medical, housing, and etc.) was provided to 118 individuals, recognised and presumed victims of trafficking in human beings.

Program for the Psychological Rehabilitation, Vocational Guidance and Employment of Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings and Prostitution was implemented in six municipalities during 2003-2004. The aim of the program was to create conditions for the reintegration of victims into the labour market. Currently the program is offered at national level, and services include professional training courses, social competence groups, self-help courses and job placement assistance.

Special protective measures for children

The Children’s Rights Ombudsman is a specialised monitoring body for child protection issues, which was established in July 2000.

One of the tasks is to collect information and analyse the child trafficking situation in Lithuania and make recommendations to the Government. Additionally, the Ombudsman controls and observes the implementation of international and national law on children's rights, and investigates alleged violations.

Investigation and prosecution

In 2014, 24 criminal investigations related to domestic and international human trafficking were registered in Lithuania (in total there were 38 such investigations carried out in Lithuania in 2014). 11 out 24 pre-trial investigations dealt with human trafficking for forced commission of criminal activities, 7 with human trafficking for prostitution, 2 with human trafficking for forced labour, 1 with human trafficking for forced labour and forced commission of criminal activities, and 1 with human trafficking for forced marriages. The main target country was Germany, other target countries: the United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Armenia. In 2014, in total 47 individuals (44 adults (19 women and 25 men) and 3 children (1 girl and 2 boys) were recognised as victims of human trafficking in criminal procedures, 40 traffickers (34 men and 6 women) were prosecuted. In 2014, 18 traffickers were convicted.

In 2013, 23 criminal investigations on trafficking in human beings were initiated. The disclosed cases related to domestic and international trafficking in human beings for sexual and labour exploitation, exploitation for criminal activities and pornography, and 1 investigation was initiated for exploitation for forced labour. It was the first year when more investigations were started for other, not sexual, exploitation (only 8 out of 23 cases were related to trafficking for sexual exploitation). The main target countries were the United Kingdom and Germany, other target countries were: Denmark, France and the Netherlands. In the investigations started in 2013 47 victims were identified (3 of them were minors), 33 traffickers were prosecuted and 18 traffickers were charged (the cases were sent to court). In 2013, 7 criminal cases on trafficking in human beings reached Lithuanian courts and 5 such cases were solved. In those cases, 11 traffickers were convicted with high penalties amounting up to 12 years of imprisonment.

In 2012 11 criminal investigations on domestic and international trafficking in human beings were started, 2 of them for trafficking in children (girls of 15-17 years old). All these investigations dealt with trafficking for sexual exploitation. Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom were mentioned as target countries. In the initiated criminal investigations, 14 people were recognized as victims of human trafficking and 25 traffickers were prosecuted.

In 2011, 21 criminal investigation on trafficking in human beings was initiated. The disclosed cases related to domestic and international trafficking in human beings. The majority of investigations dealt with trafficking for sexual exploitation. The main target countries were the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and the Scandinavian countries. In 2011, 45 presumed victims of trafficking were identified by the police, 25 of them were recognised as victims/witnesses in the criminal procedure the same year. In 2011, the police collected information on 53 people which could be involved in human trafficking, 30 of them were prosecuted for trafficking in human beings already the same year.

In 2010, 15 new criminal investigations of trafficking in human beings were recorded in Lithuania, 9 traffickers were convicted with sentences from 7 to 11 years of imprisonment. The police identified 22 presumed victims of trafficking, 3 of them were minors. All were Lithuanians. The law enforcement mostly cooperated with colleagues from the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Belarus, Norway and Latvia.

In 2009, 23 criminal investigations of human trafficking were registered in Lithuania. In total 48 such investigations, including five related to child trafficking, were conducted. Until then, most of the investigations had been related to sexual exploitation. However, in 2009 there were two cases brought to trial of trafficking for forced labour and one case for exploitation for forced labour. In 2009, the authorities prosecuted 14 individuals for sex trafficking offences and 14 trafficking offenders were convicted.

National Referral Mechanism

The National Referral Mechanism includes state and private actors: ministries, departments, organizations. They work within their competence and under MoU. Recently consultations have been started with all responsible bodies on the development of the whole national combating trafficking in human beings system in Lithuania including the National Referral Mechanism.

4. EU AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Lithuania is an active member of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings (TF-THB). The group has been involved in different regional activities including training of diplomatic and consular staff in the region, information campaigns, analysis of data collection mechanisms, and etc.

Also Lithuania is involved in regional projects together with the Nordic Council of Ministers (see under Capacity bulding).

The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania has made further steps towards the implementation of Priority 15.5 (later Crime Area) of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region related to preventing trafficking in human beings and providing support and protection for victims and groups at risk by means of transnational actions. In 2012–2015, the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania together with the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI), the Council of the Baltic Sea States Task Force on Trafficking in Human Beings and the University of Tartu (Estonia), under the financial support from the EU ISEC programme implemented a 24-months international project ADSTRINGO – addressing trafficking in human beings for labor exploitation through improved partnerships, enhanced diagnostics and intensified organizational approaches involving 9 countries of the Baltic Sea Region.

On 18 October 2013, during the Lithuania’s EU Presidency, the 7th EU Anti-Trafficking Day  was marked in Vilnius with the international conference “Exploring the Links between the Internet and Trafficking in Human Beings: Cyberspace for Prevention, not Recruitment”

Lithuania’s cooperation with its neighbouring countries, Latvia and Poland, is of key importance. Lithuania has signed the trilateral inter-governmental treaty Regarding consular assistance and cooperation, which entered into force in September 1999, which provides for diplomatic and consular assistance to persons. Pursuant to the provisions of article 3 of the treaty, assistance is provided to persons who have suffered as a result of crimes and to persons who are willing to return to their country of origin.

Lithuania also cooperates with the Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg) since a number of Lithuanian women are transported to these countries. One example is the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium on Police Cooperation, which entered into force on 1 July 2005. It provides for police cooperation on trafficking in human beings, pimping, sexual exploitation of children, illegal migration, and a number of other criminal activities.

In pre-trial investigations, Lithuanian police authorities have cooperated with law enforcement authorities from the United Kingdom, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium and Byelorussia. Following this cooperation, investigations have been carried out and perpetrators have been prosecuted and convicted.

Since 2003, Lithuanian police officers have been involved in the Interpol working group on the fight against human trafficking and in its Steering Committee in 2003−2010.

Future plans in terms of implementation of the directive 2011/36/EU

The Ministry of the Interior, being the main actor in combating trafficking in human beings in Lithuania, has initiated discussions on the implementation of the directive. Based on the discussions, in 2010, the Ministry of the Interior established an interdepartmental working group consisting of representatives of four Ministries (the Interior, Social security and labour, Justice, and Foreign Affairs) to broaden the scope of trafficking n human beings crime in the Criminal Code. The amendments have been adopted (see under Legislation).

On 18/04/2012 the Minister of the Interior set up an interdepartmental Working Group from representatives of public agencies and NGOs to draft recommendations for further development of the counter-THB system in Lithuania. They were presented for the Minister of the Interior on 15/10/2012 and outlined activities for 2 years. 

5. RESOURCES

5.1. Legislation

Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania (DOC in English) - Lietuvos Respublikos Baudžiamasis kodeksas (in Lithuanian)

Administrative violations code of the Republic of Lithuania - Lietuvos Respublikos Administracinių teisės pažeidimų kodeksas (in Lithuanian)

Law on the Legal Status of Aliens - Įstatymas dėl užsieniečių teisinės padėties (in Lithuanian)

5.2 National Action Plans

5.3 Reports

The recent national reports are available at the website of the Ministry of the Interior: http://www.vrm.lt/go.php/lit/Prekybos-zmonemis-prevencijos-ir-kontroles-programa/246 (in Lithuanian).

 

5.3.1 National reports on implementation

5.3.2 General reports and publications

5.4 Links

5.5 Contacts

Government agencies

National Rapporteur or equivalent mechanism

Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania
Dr. Reda Sirgedienė

Senior Adviser and National Rapporteur for THB

Public Security and Migration Policy Department

Ministry of the Interior

The Republic of Lithuania

Tel. +370 5 2717239

 

Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau
Telephone: +370 5 271 9901
E-mail: prekybazmonemis@policija.lt
Website: http://www.policija.lt (in Lithuanian)


Office of the ombudsman for children
Ombudsman: Mrs. ZIOBIENE Edita
Barboros Radvilaites str. 1, LT-01104 Vilnius
Telephone: +370 5 210 70 77
E-mail:  edziob@lrs.lt


NGOs

Lithuanian Caritas

Papilio 5, LT-44275 Kaunas
Phone: +370 37 323300
Email: caritas@anti-trafficking.lt

Lithuanian Missing Persons’ Families Support Center
Zalgirio 133, LT-08217 Vilnius
Phone: +370 5 248 3373
Hotline: 8 800 261 61 (inside Lithuania only)
Email: centras@missing.lt

Klaipeda Social and Psychological Services Center
Smilciu 6, LT-92277 Klaipeda
Phone: +370 46 350099
Mob.: +370 612 74 930 -mail: kmn@moteriai.lt

Association Men’s Crisis Center of Kaunas County
Mapu 20-32, LT-44284 Kaunas
Mob. +370 662 26 770
Email: vkcentras@gmail.com


Association of Women Affected by HIV/AIDS and their Relatives
Kauno 6-1, LT-01310 Vilnius
Phone: +370 5 233 2533
Mob. +370 687 10 655
Email: demetra@demetra.lt
Website: http://demetra.lt

Vilnius Municipality Pension for Mother and Child
Vytenio 45, LT-03208 Vilnius
Phone: +370 5 233 2508
Email: krizes@mvpensionas.lt
 

5.6 Acronyms

CBSS Council of the Baltic Sea States
CC Criminal Code
CEPOL European Police College
IOM International Organisation for Migration
NIIS National Integrated Information System
TFTHB Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime