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GRETA’s 2023 annual report highlights the need for strengthening trafficking victims’ access to justice and effective remedies:

 

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published its latest general report of activities on the 29th April 2024, highlighting the key achievements in 2023.

These include the publication of 11 new country evaluation reports (in respect of Azerbaijan, Estonia, Greece, Iceland, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) and the launch of the fourth evaluation round of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, with a thematic focus on vulnerabilities to human trafficking.

The report includes a stocktaking of the third evaluation round of the Convention, which focused on trafficking victims’ access to justice and effective remedies. With this round of evaluation being completed in respect of most of the State Parties to the Convention by the end of 2023, GRETA analyses trends emerging from its country reports, drawing attention to gaps in the implementation of the Convention, as well as promising practices.

GRETA alerts that information is not provided in a manner that takes into account the situation of victims of trafficking and is not always comprehensible to victims. This can be aggravated by the fact that a number of states have problems in ensuring access to qualified and independent interpreters for victims of trafficking.

To access the report, please click here: https://rm.coe.int/13th-general-report-on-greta-activities-covering-the-period-from-1-jan/1680af7268

To read more, click here: https://www.coe.int/en/web/anti-human-trafficking/-/greta-s-2023-annual-report-highlights-the-need-for-strengthening-trafficking-victims-access-to-justice-and-effective-remedies